Romans 15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. 27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
It pleased them to make a contribution. It pleased them and it should have. They had received spiritual gifts from the saints at Jerusalem and now they were paying that back with material goods, money, and offering. They gave.
I like that part but the part that most catches my attention is that they were pleased. I am afraid to often we are not that happy about our gift. We don’t give from our heart. God wants us to give because we want to. We recognize all that He has done and giving births in our heart. It springs out of us. We are excited about giving to others and to the work of God.