Giving. Tithing. Money: Issues that are often heated and frequently debated and discussed. This is true even among Christians. If you can relate, and want to know more about whether or not you should tithe as a Christian, check out this video below.
It’s Worth Noting:
Jesus spoke more about money than any other subject yet never used the word “tithe.” The New Testament doesn’t give percentages to give. However, there are countless instances that talk about the overall importance of giving.
What Does The New Testament Say About Giving
In 2 Corinthians 9:6 Paul says, “If you sow sparingly you will reap sparingly. But if you sow bountifully, you will reap bountifully.”
This verse and many others imply that we shouldn’t limit ourselves when giving to God. If you are stuck on the 10% tithe, you might want to rethink this. After all, as the scripture says, if you sow sparingly, you will reap sparingly. So, grow beyond 10%. Also, understand that our attitude is always more important than the amount we give. The attitude behind our giving should be one of joy. In 2 Corinthians 9:7, scripture says “for God loves a cheerful giver.” We should never give out of guilt or compulsion.
Lastly, giving should be a sacrificial gift of faith. As David said in 2 Samuel 24:24 “I will not give to the Lord that which costs me nothing.”This tells us as believers that we should be giving to God so much it takes faith to keep it up. In other words, our giving should hurt, or it really isn’t a sacrifice. Just think of all God has done in your life, and no amount will seem too great to give Him. Therefore, it’s important to come up with a reasonable amount, between you and God and stick to that.