The phrase of the title of this article has become one of the most famous in contemporary Christianity, though not always to express the truth about the verse from which it has been taken. It is true that God loves a cheerful giver, but this has a broad meaning and it is good that we know how to understand to be truly cheerful givers and not people who give for receiving something in return or for some need.
The apostle Paul said:
7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
9 As it is written:
“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever.”