Giving is the stewardship of our financial resources. Recognizing that our finances and any ability that we have to earn are gifts from God, giving is a matter of acknowledging God’s ownership and sovereignty of all things. We give in order to remind ourselves of that fact.
We also give because it’s the example that Christ gives to us. He gave up heaven to live among us. He gave up His life to save us. And, He generously gives us many, many blessings. As Christ gives generously, so we give generously give to support church ministry and gospel work here at home and around the world.
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:7-8