No one gives frivolously. We either give according to a plan or we don’t give at all. Most of the time our giving is based on things that matter to us.
If we look at Jacob’s experience from the time he saw Rachel in Genesis 29:10 until he entered into Egypt, he was a blessed man suffering.
But how much do we love? Simon loved Jesus but he didn’t show it very well.
Just like Jacob, we are headed toward an uncertain future. The church must prepare by focusing on holiness.