We give as an act of worship to our Lord, who graciously gave His life for His church. We desire to see His kingdom expand through lives that have been changed by the gospel. For the Christian, giving is not to be reluctant or under compulsion, but joyful and out of love. It is a tangible way to demonstrate our trust is in God and not our own self-sufficiency. It is a humble act of obedience that shows that our heart longs for a better country where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.