and come into His courts." Ps. 96:8.
NOTE.-Various offerings are mentioned in the Bible, such as thank-offerings,
peace-offerings, sin-offerings, and trespass-offerings.
3. In celebrating the three annual feasts, what instruction did God give to His
"Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto Me in the year. . . . And none shall
appear before Me empty." Ex. 23:14,15.
4. With what spirit would God have us give?
"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not
grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." 2 Cor. 9:7.
5. On what condition did Paul say he would have a reward?
"If I do this thing willingly, I have a reward." 1 Cor. 9:17.
6. What has Christ said regarding giving?
"It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35.
7. How does God regard the covetous man?
"The wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the
Lord abhorreth." Ps. 10:3. See Ex. 18:21.
8. What warning did Christ give against covetousness?
"Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in
the abundance of the things which he possesseth." Luke 12:15.
9. How, in the parable, did God regard the selfish rich man?
"But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of
thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?" Verse 20.
10. What application does Christ make of this parable?
"So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
Verse 21. See 1 Tim. 6:7.
11. By what means can men lay up treasure in heaven?
"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." Luke 12:33. See 1 Tim. 6:7.
12. What charge was Timothy instructed to give the rich?
"Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust
in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that
they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to
communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to
come, that they may lay hold on eternal life." 1 Tim. 6:17-19.
13. How does God regard such a course?
"But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is
well pleased." Heb. 13:16.
14. According to what rule should one give?