Paul wrote to Timothy encouraging him in ministry about the benefits of being generous.
“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” 1Timothy 6:18-19
Do you have an authentic life that is truly life? Life apart from Christ is not really living. Seek him and he will be found.