Tithing is giving the first part of your income (traditionally 10 percent) back to God to honor him. So if you make ten thousand, you’d give one thousand back to God.
Does God need your money? Of course not. He owns it all anyway. But he wants what it represents – your heart.
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse that there may be food in my house.” What’s a storehouse? It’s wherever you worship. Your act of giving is an act of worship in the house of worship.
Tithing means not only money but 10 percent of time ,energy etc God wants to know if your faithful with little things.
If you spend 10 percent of your day, that includes your time as well as energy for God, trust me He will just lavish you with his love and treasures in abundance., More than you can imagine in your wildest dreams.
Did you know that in the Bible, this is the only place that says you can prove there is a God or you can test God ? God says, “Try tithing and see if I don’t exist. We’ll play a little game. You give to me and I’ll give to you and we’ll see who wins.”
Malachi 3:10 NIV
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.
I’ve been tithing for the past year I even decided that if I were in debt, God would still get paid before anyone else. And I will tell you, sometimes it was scary. Sometimes I was out of money and I didn’t know where the money was going to come from, but God provided.
Trust God and see if he doesn’t “pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” Giving Back to God
The purpose of tithing is to teach us to always put God first in our lives. God doesn’t need our money. He wants what it represents: our gratitude, our priorities and our faith.
Now look at these verses in Proverbs 3. Do you see where it says, “Honor the Lord by giving him the leftovers of all your income’. Now, you can see, that’s NOT what it says at all.
It says, “Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest “. We give to God first, before anyone else, right off the top of our income.
And here is the promise, “Then your barns will be completely filled, and your vats will overflow with new wine”. You and I are called to give back to God in gratitude, but also as a demonstration of our priorities. And, it is a demonstration of our faith in his promises.
In Malachi 3:10, God says, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse “. That means the place where you worship. Then God says, “Put me to the test!” In a sense, “Test me and see how I will bless you for your obedience’.
God says he will provide all that you need. He doesn’t say he’ll provide all that we greed, but all that we need.