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 you will not have room enough for it. Malachi 3:10
A tithe literally means one tenth. The bible says to tithe on all of your increase. Basically what that means is to give ten percent of your income.
Unfortunately, most Christians don’t tithe. In fact, only about 3% actually do. As a whole Christians give less than 3% of their incomes. Some say that tithing is an old testament thing, and it isn’t relevant anymore.
While the New Testament doesn’t specifically say to give 10%, it does talk extensively about giving. In my mind, it couldn’t be any more relevant than it is now.
America has been in a recession for the last few years and unemployment had been hovering around 10%. There are many people that are in need, and I think that those who are capable should give as much as they can.
We are tasked with taking care of the poor, the widows, and the orphans. We need to start taking that task seriously. Tithing, or giving specifically 10%, may not be a requirement in the New Testament, but giving certainly is something we as Christians should be doing. Helping others is always fun, and as a side bonus, God promises to heap blessings on us.