What is tithing? It’s giving God the first 10% of your income. It’s not just giving 10%; it’s giving God the first 10% of your income (Proverbs 11:24).
Why would you do that? Here are three reasons why tithing is so important:
1. Because tithing honors God. Anything that has first place in your finances has first place in your heart. Tithing helps you live with meaning and purpose, knowing that you’re creating legacy for generations to come.
2. Tithing is an act of worship. The first time worship is mentioned in Scripture, Abraham was climbing a mountain to offer a sacrifice. Worship and giving are inseparable.
3. Tithing moves the gospel forward. When you honor God with your resources, you become a partner in the Great Commission, joining with Jesus in furthering His work in the world.
Tithing is not giving money. Tithing is investing money. Luke 6:38 says, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom.” When you tithe, you invite God’s super to partner up with your natural and something supernatural takes place. As a church, we are committed to helping our congregation grow in all areas of their spiritual life, including generosity.