I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich."
The Generosity of Christ
The point of giving is not so much the amount we give, but why and how we give. Genuine giving is giving out of devotion to Christ and love for fellow believers, for the pure joy of helping those in need. Therefore giving is a natural response of love.
Jesus gives us the perfect example of generous giving. He became poor by giving up his rights as God and becoming human. It was his sacrificial giving that has blessed each of us in terms of our salvation and eternal life, and has made us rich!!