A generous life is more than just giving to the poor. When we live generously, we recognize the plight of others that are in positions unlike our own and we intercede on their behalf. Generosity doesn't simply result in a handout, but in an enlarged life.
The freedom that we are given through Christ is complete and all-encompassing. When we use that freedom to submit to the authorities over us, even when they are unjust, it is a powerful testimony to a watching world. Understanding who we are in Christ and our imperishable inheritance in Him gives us the grace to image Jesus by humbly serving those around us.