“Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.”
The third and last description of giving that glorifies God is that it pleases Him—“well pleasing to God.”
“Well pleasing to God”
The sacrifice of giving pleases God. The words “well pleasing” are used in Hebrews 13:15-16 regarding the sacrifices as here: “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name [this is a verbal sacrifice]. But do not forget to do good and to share [give money], for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”
We please God both with our lips and our giving.
Are you in the business of pleasing God? One way to please God is giving to the cause of Christ.