God is King of the universe, owner and giver of all good things. God’s very character is one of immeasurable generosity, which He demonstrated by the giving of His Son for our salvation and joy. When we imitate His generosity through giving we reflect His character, proclaim His worth, and rid ourselves of materialism. Giving to God by giving to the local church is the Biblical way to live out these truths as disciples of Jesus. Regular, generous, and cheerful giving is an act of worship and a demonstration of the power of the gospel to change our hearts.