"The wicked takes and the righteous gives." That's the Jeremy Summary of Psalm 37:21.
"The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives" (that's what the Bible actually says).
If you want to be seen as wicked, borrow and don't repay. If you want to be seen as righteous, show mercy and give.
But does this mean that the righteous shows mercy and that the righteous also gives? That is a possible interpretation of it, but the way I see it is that it's two contrary things that the wicked and the righteous do (the wicked takes and the righteous gives). If this interpretation is correct, then, another way to see the righteous is that he (or she) shows mercy through his or her giving.
God wants us to give generously. When is He calling you to show mercy through your giving? One way you can demonstrate this is by helping the poor in your community. Another way is through donating to us, as we've pledged to help a Christian maternity center in Romania as well as planning children's homes, an afterschool program, a food distribution program, and a job preparation, all to help the community around us who is in need, and to be able to open the doors to share with them the Gospel of Christ. You can donate here.
No matter how you do it, how is God calling you to be righteous through giving to those in need today?
"Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s," 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
How many times have you read that passage? Probably many times. The understanding of this passage is that Jesus died for us, so we are living for Him. That's the true understanding of this passage, but it can also be applied and understood in a different way.
Let's take the last part of the first verse and the first part of the second verse. When we hear this passage, we usually say it this way, "You were bought with a price - you are not your own." This can easily be applied to your employer. When you're at work, you are working for your employer. You aren't doing your own thing, you're working for him or for her. You're on their clock.
(This is also a reason you should not be in a bad company or working for someone with not good intentions, as you're working on their clock.) In a similar (but significantly different) way, when we're at work, or school, or the grocery store, or wherever we are, we are on God's clock, doing His work.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him" (Colossians 3:16-17).