thought James captures here is repeated in the Bible time and again. Everything
good we have is from God. He loves to give. He loves to bless. He loves to show
us generosity, and He desires that we grow into His image and reflect His love.
That is why God wants us to give to the ministry of His Church. God can do
anything He wants to without our help. But He commands us to give so that we
will grow in our imitation of His own generosity.