2 Corinthians 8:1-8

1 Moreover, brethren, we want you to know of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia:
2 how in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing to give of themselves,
4 praying us with earnest entreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of ministering to the saints.
5 And this they did, not as we had hoped, but first they gave themselves to the Lord and unto us by the will of God,
6 insomuch that we urged Titus that, as he had begun, so he would finish in you the same grace also.
7 Therefore as ye abound in everything -- in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us -- see that ye abound in this grace also.
8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forthcoming of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.