God so loved that he gave … (John 3:16). We see in this verse that love gives. When we come to Christ, since he is a giver that will become a part of our character. We will desire to use our resources as a tangible expression of the love we have received. For us to experience the joy of giving to the work of the Lord, it must be sourced from the grace of God. Otherwise it is just a sense of obligation. Far from an obligation to tithe, to excel in giving is an external response to the grace of God inside of us.