Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
1 For as touching the ministering *to* the saints
5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren to go to you ahead of time, and prepare your generous gift beforehand, which you had previously promised, that it may be ready as a matter of generosity and not as a grudging obligation.6
But this I say, He that sows sparingly ("TO THE SAINTS") shall reap also sparingly; and he that sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
his righteousness abides forever. note: "his righteousness"...
Do you see Jesus called alms (ministering to others needs), and Paul, "your righteousness"?
I have taught that in times past, but I cannot prove it from scripture.
The 10% benchmark is not according to New Testament for ministering in giving.
"ALL" may include our time, possessions, and even our doctrine as we give ourselves to Him and ask for His Will to be done in us. We simply give ourselves to Him and then expect Him to use us in our day.
IF we are to be His disciple.. When I realized He meant that, I saw how I had read over it without stopping to consider the weight of His Words... Luke 14:33.
"as you have done it to the least of these, My brethren, you have done it unto me".
Giving to needs is an act of love that blesses the giver and the ones who benefit, and is a wonderful ministry to the Lord...