When the Holy Spirit came down at Pentecost to dwell in men, He assumed the charge and control of their whole life.
They were to be or do nothing that was not under His inspiration and leading.
In everything they were to move and live and have their being "in the Spirit," to be wholly spiritual men.
Hence it followed as a necessity that their possessions and property, that their money and its appropriations were subjected to His rule too, and that their income and expenditure were animated by new, hitherto unknown, principles.
In the opening chapters of the Acts we find more than one proof of the all-embracing claim of the Holy Spirit to guide and judge in the disposal of money.
If I want as a Christian to know how to give, let me learn here what the teaching of the Holy Spirit is as regards the place money is to have in my Christian life and in that of the Church.