However, we must not make the mistake of giving out of some sense of compulsion or obligation. True generosity is a work of grace in our hearts not a legalistic practice. God’s saving power frees us from the love of money and motivates us to joyfully invest it in His eternal purpose. It is this kind of giving that God is interested in: joyful, earnest, bountiful and cheerful giving.
What is even more astounding is that God promises to reward us in our giving. As we give generously in seeking first His kingdom, God promises to be generous toward us, making “all grace abound to” us and providing us with “sufficiency in all things” that we need.