Why do we tithe? The Bible says, The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. (Deuteronomy 14:23 ) Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.
One way The Vision Church encourages you to honor God in this area of your life is by committing to tithe over the next 90 Days Not only will you be obeying God, but God will bless you in return. For more information about the STEP UP 90 DAY Tithe Challenge…CLICK HERE
The word “tithe” is derived from the Hebrew word ma’aser and it literally means a tenth. Ten percent of everything belongs to the Lord. In Malachi 3:10, God says this: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.
Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put him to the test. In other words, he’s saying, “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me.”
Is God wise? Do you trust him? These are two fundamental questions behind the act of giving. If God is wise, then you should listen to what he says about financial stewardship.
If you trust him, then you should trust him with all aspects of your life, including your finances. So go ahead. Accept God’s invitation to put him to the test. Start tithing faithfully and watch what he does in and through your life.
Not sure how much to give? Here are a few ideas.
Some of us tithe, which means we give 10% of our income to God. Are you able to commit to this level?
If you cannot give 10%, could you commit to a different percentage? Here is a helpful chart to see what those numbers might look like on a MONTHLY basis.