Tithing is a Starting Point
Read 1 Corinthians 4:1–2, Galatians 4:1–7
Tithing is giving back to God a tenth of our earnings. Tithing started as a way to honor God for the promises He fulfilled and became a law for all of God’s people.
Giving 10 percent of our income to God may sound demanding, but when we consider that everything we own belongs to God and He allows us to keep up to 90 percent, He doesn’t seem so demanding after all.
Giving is not easy. If it was, it wouldn’t take faith. As we give back 10 percent of our money to God, we must trust Him to provide and He grows our faith in the process. God has shown us so much generosity by giving us a new life in Jesus. The longer we walk with Jesus and give obediently, the more generous we become.
When we begin to see 10 percent as a starting point, the question of tithing stops being, “How much can I keep?” and becomes, “How much can I offer back to God?” Tithing is not another bill to pay, but a relationship to sustain.