50 ways to leave your debt behind: tithe the first of your income

by babhoyersh on March 11, 2011

For Laine and her husband, the biblical injunction to tithe the first of your income is as natural as breathing. If we give our best to God as Abel did, then we’ll have many blessings in our lives.

My husband and I tithe our income, though not the 10% often suggested by Christian authors. The amount to tithe is an individual decision. To be honest, I find it a difficult topic to discuss, maybe because tithing implies a complete faith in God.

What we have done so far is start out with tithing $20 per week, and then last year we increased that amount to $35 per week. Ideally we would be increasing the current amount to $50, but with the economy doing so terribly and the threat of gas prices rising to as much as $4/gallon, I find it hard to increase our tithing amount right now.

What are your thoughts?

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Carla Sorensen March 11, 2011 at 6:48 am

I believe that our attitude should be that all we have/own comes from God, thus it is ALL His! The Bible says that God loves a cheerful giver and I do not think we are under the OT law anymore, rather grace. So with that in mind God looks at our attitude and our heart more than what or how much we give. The 10% is a good place to start, but maybe some will not be able to give that much. Some may be able to double or triple it! The point is that we are to give with open hands, not holding anything back, but to do it cheerfully and happily, not like it is a duty.

babhoyersh March 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Thank you so much for saying that! I think that was why I was struggling with writing the post. It’s really about cheerful giving which is why Jesus talked about the poor widow who gave all she had by giving one coin.

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