Even our giving must be by Christ. When the Lord speaks of our righteousness being as filthy rags He is not speaking about the righteousness that man decides is righteous. He is speaking about true righteousness being worked by the arm of flesh. That is a filthy rags.
If we give apart from Christ it is a filthy rags. But when giving is by Christ in us then it is the righteousness — meat — doing the will of the Father. The apostles said gold and silver I have not but what I have I give to you. What we have is given freely to us by the Father. Let each man set aside as the Lord has given him. This does not speak of the wealth of the world. Because God does not give filthy lucre. God is not a distributor of fortune. We are freely given Christ. And it is Christ and Christ alone that we give…
just as no man is the shepherd apostle prophet teacher preacher, because all is Christ and Christ is all… So we do not decide how Christ should meet a situation or wat any person needs…but we wait on Him and he pours out according to His will. We are silent in the assembly and Christ alone speaks.