The “tithe” means a tenth portion, or simply 10%.
Tithing is not between you and a church or between you and a man. Tithing is between you and God. It is a response to Him and flows from a heart of trust. God does not need your money ... He desires your trust. If He can not trust you with what is least He will not trust you with greater things.
“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.”
We believe that one of the top competitors for our devotion to Jesus is money (Matthew 6:24). Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things.
It takes a leap of faith to write that first tithe check. There are bills to be paid, expenses you haven’t thought of yet, and your fingers shake as you pray, “God let there be enough at the end of the month.” Tithing is about trusting God, and trusting God is a journey.