Your Heart Matters
There’s a lot of discussion about what the New Testament teaches about tithes and offerings. The Hebrew word for “tithe” literally means 10%. But the question a follower of Christ should never be “how much do I have to give.” II Corinthians 9.6-7 have some profound things to say on this matter: Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. That means it’s a tremendous blessing to give, particularly when it’s done with the right motive and spirit — out of a love for Christ and His gospel and a desire to see it spread.