Generosity is about love and grace not law and guilt. God loves a cheerful giver not a reluctant one (2 Cor. 9:7). Each one must give as he has decided in his heart. Giving to the local church must be a “willing gift” not an “exaction” (2 Cor. 9:5).
We love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). We give because God first gave to us. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son (John 3:16). God was the first cheerful giver. He so loved, he gave. If we want to grow in generosity, we must behold the Generous Giver’s gospel of grace.