Below are some powerful facts you should know about tithing:
1. Tithing is a Biblical practice of returning ten percent of your income back to God after you have earned it. "And concerning the tithe of the herd or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the Lord." Lev. 27:32.
2. The Old Testament confirms giving as honoring the Lord. "Honor the Lord with thy substance and with the first fruits of all thine increase. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty and the presses shall burst with new wine." Prov. 3:9-10
3. Tithing is proof that you have mastered fear. "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and of a sound mind". 2 Timothy 1:7. Fear torments. It makes you hoard instead of release. You become afraid that you cannot replace the money that you are giving to God. The truth? The tithe is already His. He permits you the privilege of returning it to Him as proof of your confidence in Him.
4. Tithing is evidence of your love for God. Your giving is one of the proofs that God lives within you. It is evidence that the nature of God is flourishing inside your heart. Whether it is money, mercy or love, giving is the first true evidence of love. "For God so loved the world, that He gave..." John 3:16