14 Nov 2 Corinthians 9:1-3
9 For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the [a]saints; 2 for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them. 3 But I have sent the brethren, in order that our boasting about you may not be made empty in this case, so that, as I was saying, you may be prepared;
There are two chapters in 2nd Corinthians dedicated to giving. Why do you think Paul offers so much instruction on the topic? I would say because giving is related to other great doctrines of the church. My family has a holiday tradition centered around jigsaw puzzles. Now a jigsaw puzzle is made up of squiggly pieces that only fits when it touches the other pieces all around it. So, it is with stewardship. Preachers often overstate the fact that they are not delivering a scheme to raise money but preaching a major tenet of Scripture that touches other important doctrines. For instance, the doctrine of creation shows us that God owns everything, and we give back what is already Gods. We see forgiveness in that we bore a debt because of our sin and we respond to Christ’s paying that debt for us. As members of His church, we partner with Christ in giving our lives as gifts to God. Stewardship relates to all of these doctrines and more. If we are going to teach the whole counsel of God, we cannot leave out stewardship.