This article is about giving generously in the collection. In his letter, Paul exhorts the Corinthian Christians to give generously, pointing to the Macedonian Christians as an example. Did the Corinthians really understand the extent of God's generosity to them in the gift of his Son? Our willingness to give shows that we belong to Christ.
The church of Jesus Christ must supply her deacons with that which they need to do their work. How does the church do this? Through giving, answers the author. How should the church give? The author answers again: according to what God has given you, generously, and sacrificially. God cares also about the attitude we have toward giving; hence, giving must be done with sincerity of heart, cheerfully, and out of trust that God will supply what we need.