“And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering” | Gen 4:3-4.
One of the first giving principles that were ordained by God is offering and the first people that did it were Cain and Abel his brother. Offering is a sign of regards if properly and willingly giving. God considers our offerings as a token of respect before him and as our agent of representative before him. Spirit beings don’t necessary eat offerings physically, but the only way they accept and eats your offering is through their ordained servants. Whatever they accept is also accepted by God. Whatever passes through their channels goes straight to whoever ordained them into that office.
If offering are our agents of representatives, therefore we need should always be giving it no matter how small or big it is hence God demands it.
HOW MUCH DO I SUPPOSE TO BE GIVING AS OFFERING?
Acceptable offering is not judge by quantity or volume rather it is simply judge by cost and willingness. Whatever you believe it will be good for your God and whatever you have and have purpose in your heart to give to God is what God accepts except otherwise God specifically demands for some things or a particular amount like in Exodus, “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. And this [is] the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ [hair], And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood, Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.” | Exodus 25:1-8. But if God didn’t specify, therefore give according to the resolution of your heart, “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” | 2 Cor 9:7.