Every church that follows Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior is supposed to model herself after the first church from the Bible book of Acts, where the believers “Shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need.” Acts 2:44-45 NLT

“They felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.” Acts 4:32, 34-35 NLT

It is no wonder that the apostle Paul taught the Corinthian Church this same example of giving and sharing, when he told them the following:

“Give in proportion to what you have. Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have. Of course, I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for yourselves. I only mean that there should be some equality. Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way, things will be equal.” 2. Corinthians 9:11-14 NLT

The rich were specifically being taught not to be proud and not to trust in their money. Their trust should be in God and they should use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others! (See 1. Timothy 6:17-18)