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Tithing FAQ

What is Tithing?

“Tithe” means “a tenth part.”

Why Should I Tithe?

  • Because God commands it.
    • “A tenth of all you produce is the Lord’s.” (Leviticus 27:30)
  • Because Jesus commanded it.
    • “Yes, you should tithe, and you shouldn’t leave the more important things undone either.” (Matthew 23:23)
  • Tithing demonstrates that God has first place in one’s life.
    • “The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God in first place in your lives.” (Deuteronomy 14:23)
  • Tithing reminds us that everything we have was given by God.
    • “Always remember that it is the Lord your God who gives you the ability to produce wealth.” (Deuteronomy 8:18)
  • Tithing expresses love to the Lord.
    • “Each of you should bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you.” (Deuteronomy 16:17)
  • God says that refusing to tithe is stealing from Him.
    • “God says, ‘Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing me!’ But you say, ‘How do we rob you?’ God says ‘In tithes and offerings … Bring your whole tithe to My house.’” (Malachi 3:8-10)
  •  Tithing gives God a chance to prove His existence and to bless us!
    • “Bring your whole tithe to My storehouse. Test me in this’ says the Lord, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you don’t have room enough for it!’” (Malachi 3:10)
 

What is the Difference Between Tithe & Offering?

A “tithe” is the first tenth of one’s income, and an “offering” is anything given in addition to the tithe.

What Should I Tithe?

The tithe should come from the first part one one’s income.

“Honor the Lord by giving Him the first part of all your income.” (Proverbs 3:9-10)

Where Should I Give My Tithe?

The tithe should be given where you worship regularly.

“Bring your whole tithe to My Storehouse (Temple).” (Malachi 3:10)

When Should I Tithe?

The tithe should be given the first of every week and/or each pay period.

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