My word teaches you to give generously into the work of my Kingdom. There have been excesses and abuses by some pastors in the way they raise funds. Others are reluctant to bring this up for fear of driving away those who have been sensitized on this issue, but my word is clear whether men misrepresent it or refuse to declare it.
I promise to meet your needs. Will your giving open the door to lavish wealth for you? To seek this in a calculating way indicates an improper motive, for you are to seek my Kingdom first. Yet if you do I will take the perishable money you give and convert it into imperishable wealth. Are you willing to delay your gratification?