What does the Bible say about Offering? Sometimes people confuse the difference between tithing and offering. While tithing is required by Mosaic Law in Judaic tradition, an offering is a voluntary donation to the church or charity.
Rather than giving to God out of thankfulness and worship, Cain presented his offering in a way that displeased God. Maybe he had hoped to receive special recognition. Cain knew the right thing to do, but he didn't do it. God even gave Cain an opportunity to make things right, but he refused.
(1) since we are all supposed to give proportionately, those who have more money are expected to give more [we who are particularly blessed materially must remember this], and (2) the Lord never asks us to give what we do not have
Giving No Compulsion Purpose People Unwilling pressure Ability, To Give Man's Purposes Necessity Giving, Of Possessions Saints, Care For The Poor Poverty, Attitudes Towards Cheerfulness Generosity Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
With the same measure that ye mete.--See Notes on Matthew 7:2, Mark 4:24, for the varied applications of the proverb.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over. The grand characteristic feature of the society of his followers must be generosity. They must be known among men as givers rather than judges. Boundless generosity, limitless kindness to all, saint and sinner - that is what he, the Master, would press home to those who would follow his lead (see 3 John 1:5, 6). Men would find out in time what generous friends they were, and would in their turn freely give to them. Shall men give into your bosom. The image is an Eastern one. In the dress then worn, a largo bag-shaped fold in the robe above the cincture or girdle was used instead of a pocket
Good measure, pressed down.--The imagery clearly points to a measure of grain, so pressed and shaken that it could hold no more.
Into your bosom.--The large fold of an Eastern dress over the chest, often used as a pocket.
2 Corinthians 8:12 For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
God look at the heart. It not my place to say if you going to heaven God can judge.