24There are those who [generously] scatter abroad, and yet increase more; there are those who withhold more than is fitting or what is justly due, but it results only in want.
25The liberal person shall be enriched, and he who waters shall himself be watered.
26The people curse him who holds back grain [when the public needs it], but a blessing [from God and man] is upon the head of him who sells it.
27He who diligently seeks good seeks [God's] favor, but he who searches after evil, it shall come upon him.
28He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident in his riches shall fall, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like a green bough.
29He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind, and the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
30The fruit of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise captures human lives [for God, as a fisher of men--he gathers and receives them for eternity].
31Behold, the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall be recompensed on earth; how much more the wicked and the sinner! And if the righteous are barely saved, what will become of the ungodly and wicked?
The old saying “Takers eat well, but givers sleep well” is only partially true. According to Proverbs 11:25. givers also eat well: “the generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.”
We must not give grudgingly or merely out of a sense of duty but from the heart. It’s the generous, cheerful giver whom God loves [2 Corinthians 9:7]
“Give as you would to the Master if you met His searching look; give as you would of your substance if His hand the offering hook.” Anonymous