Tithes and Offerings

Tithing is a principle taught throughout the entire Bible. A tithe is defined in scripture as the first 10 percent of a person’s increase that is given back to the local Church. Tithing is first introduced in Genesis 4:4 and continues right on through to the New Testament. (Matthew 23:23)  It is not an Old Testament law, (Matthew 5:17-19) but it is an continued teaching throughout the Bible. There are more than 2,000 verses in the Bible that address the issue of money and properly managing finances.

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.

Malachi 3:10

In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.

2 Corinthians 8:2-5