But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.
(Let) each man (do) according as he hath purposed in his heart: not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Wherefore, though I have all boldness in Christ to enjoin thee that which is befitting,
yet for love's sake I rather beseech, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now a prisoner also of Christ Jesus:
but without thy mind I would do nothing; that thy goodness should not be as of necessity, but of free will.
But whoso hath the world's goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him?
(My) Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.