All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God. -Deuteronomy 16:17
For the Christian, to give is not a suggestion, it is a commandment. To lavish gifts upon others is the nature and character of the God we serve and we are made in His image. From the first moment of creation, God gave. He prescribed it in His Word and demonstrated it by His very personal sacrifice. Giving of our finances is the least we are asked do. Giving of our lives is what we are made to do.