And in this I give advice: It is to your advantage not only to be doing what you began and were desiring to do a year ago; 11 but now you also must complete the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to desire it, so there also may be a completion out of what you have. 12 For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened; 14 but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, that their abundance also may supply your lack—that there may be equality. 15 As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.” —2 Corinthians 8:10-15.
Paul urges that their year-long stated intention to give should now be accomplished. As long as a heart-willingness to give exists, the amount given is of secondary importance. Christians giving from their plenty should meet the needs of others who are poor and needy. [The Bible Panorama.]