​”Don’t think to give, but give to think”

God does not approve our giving when it is not of faith or when our response is not in obedience to His word. An instruction came to give all at the feet of the Apostles in a certain time but some couples disobeyed that instructions. And by the help of the Holy Spirit, Peter knew that they kept some behind when they ought to give all. 

Acts  5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,  

5:2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.  

5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
The end for them was death, for death is brought by sin, because you will remember what the Lord said that:

if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door” 

How to do well is to respond in obedience to God’s word and to respond in faith. That’s how to sow bountifully. We will see the life of Abraham on this path also.