Contribute to the needs of the saints. Romans 12:13
The implicit temptation in this command is to regard what God has given as our own and keep it for ourselves.
It is easy to say, “It’s my home.” Yes, it’s the home that God has given to you. How are you going to leverage it for the advance of the gospel? Or “It’s my money.” Yes, it’s the money God has given to you. How are you going to steward it for Him?
Think about Jesus Christ in His resurrection and ascension. What did Jesus do when He ascended into heaven? He opened His home. Who did He open it to? Strangers. And He gave generous gifts to His people: “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men” (Eph. 4:8). It’s easy to say, “These are my gifts. I have a right to keep them to myself.” Yes, these are the gifts that God has given to you. How will you use them for the benefit of others?
Jesus welcomed you when you were a stranger. He has opened His home (heaven) to you. He has brought you into His family. He has showered good gifts upon you. Every blessing in your life—spiritual and material—comes from the hand of Christ. In the light of this, be especially eager to welcome strangers. Open your home to them. Do more than is necessary or expected in regard to the needs of the saints, because this is what God in Christ has done for you.
What do you have that you did not receive?