What is tithing, anyway?
A tithe, which literally just means a “tenth,” is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income.
This is the baseline standard of giving presented in the Bible. We return 10% of what God has given us because it belongs to Him. He even asks us to test Him on this and promises to bless us if we do.
Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be enough room to store it. – Malachi 3:10
Why should I tithe?
The Bible says that we can always count on God’s promises being true. When we give God back our first and best portions, He has promised to bless the rest. We know that tithing can seem like a huge step of obedience, but you’re not alone in this. There are countless stories at Resonance of families who have trusted God with their finances in this way, and he has ALWAYS provided above and beyond what we need.
As a church, we never ask anyone to do what we aren’t already doing ourselves, so everyone in a leadership position at Resonance (from full-time staff to volunteer team leaders) has agreed to give at least 10% of their income to Resonance in following the biblical principle of tithing.
That being said, we aren’t legalistic about it, and if you’re not ready to take this step yet, that’s okay. This certainly isn’t something that affects our salvation, and we don’t tithe to “earn” anything from God. This is simply a demonstration of our love and worship of God, who has blessed us in immeasurable ways. He has promised to provide for us, and we are simply acting in obedience.
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