Four things this offering means:
1. We give to God out of our gratitude. (Deut. 8.11ff, never forget)
2. We give to God out of Trust. He is our provision, that is why he gets the first fruits. Malachi 3.10ff. Jesus prayed 'give us this day our daily bread', not give us this day tomorrow's bread.
3. Give to the Lord (not the cause, the system, the budget)
4. Give of your labor. Give as representative of who you are.