Giving of our finances is a response to God’s giving to us first. We give because He has first given to us and because He has given us all things in Christ. For the Christian seeking to reflect the image of Christ in our lives, giving becomes a natural overflow of our hearts and stewardship of the resources God has given us. We give to help people belong to Christ, grow in Christ, and to reach the world for Christ.
All because Jesus, though He was rich, yet for our sakes became poor, so that we by His poverty might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9).