08/29 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. 3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will. 4 They begged us again and again for the privilege of sharing in the gift for the believers in Jerusalem. 5They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.
Amazingly you will discover that when a person gives their life to Jesus the first thing they want to do is give-give to the Lord with their tithe and give to others that are doing the work of Jesus with their offerings. You will experience this yourself when you come close to the Lord Jesus. He will call you to help others and in turn will insure that you are also helped with financial remuneration and with spiritual growth. Jesus is Lord. Follow Him.