ABILITY TO GIVE IS A BIBLICAL REASON TO WORK
Working is the ordinary means ordained by God to provide the necessities of life. But have you considered that simply providing for your necessities is not the only reason for having an income? Far too many think only of making a living for themselves. “So long as my needs are met I can give thanks and be satisfied. After all, isn’t this what Paul taught? And having food and raiment let us be therewith content (1Tim. 6:8).” This is obviously true, especially in light of the greedy heart that Paul is exposing. But this is not the only truth to consider.
At least two other Scriptures indicate that part of God’s intention for you in working is to have extra to be able to give. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth (Eph. 4:28). And, I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). It is godly to make enough money and budget what you make to have extra to be able to give to the needs of others.
You cannot give to needs that arise above your own if you do not have a sufficient income, savings, and budget with purpose to give. You should be prayerful stewards of what God entrusts to you, and then trust Him for more, that you might have more to distribute (1 Tim. 6:18).
Oh, by the way, make sure you are not robbing God by holding on to all that He gives you. It is all His. Acknowledge Him by designating a healthy portion from the top, not the leftovers. He is worthy of worship. One way to express that worship is through monetary giving. You will always find a way to invest in that which is most valuable to you.