THE POINT . . . . . 2 Corinthians 8:2 While on his third missionary journey, Paul was collecting money for the impoverished believers in Jerusalem. The churches in Macedonia—Philippi, Thessalonica, and Berea—gave money even though they were poor, and they gave more than Paul expected. This was sacrificial giving; they were poor themselves, but they wanted to help. The point of gibing is not the amount we give, but why and how we gibe. God wants us to gibe as these churches did—out of dedication to him, love for fellow believers, the joy of helping those in need, and because it is right to do so. How does your giving measure up?