Bible & Inspirational Quotes
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
(Psalm 37:25, 26)
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
(1 Corinthians 13:13)
Inspirational Quotes from Famous People
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Peace, like charity, begins at home.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever
bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to
him but to God that the gift was made.
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Charity sees the need, not the cause.
--German Proverb quotes
Charity and pride have different aims, yet both feed the poor.
What you give for the cause of charity in health is gold; what you give in sickness is silver; what you give after death is lead.
--Jewish Proverb quotes
References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1. The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2. Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3. My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
4. Dictionary.com - http://dictionary.reference.com
5. BibleInfo.com - http://www.bibleinfo.com/en
6. Famous Quotes - http://home.att.net/~quotations/bible.html
7. ThinkExist.com - http://thinkexist.com/
8. Charity (practice) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charity_(practice)