The act of giving is evidence of a life changed by the gospel. Our tithes and offerings are tangible expressions of worship that acknowledge God as our ultimate Provider. Is is not meant to be done out of routine or obligation but out of a heart overflowing from a relationship with Christ. When we give we are participating in the great work of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ and proclaiming that our trust is in Him alone.
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.” Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God, while, through the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men 2 Corinthians 9:7-13