Why We Give
Simply put, we give because we love God. He wants to be first in every aspect of our lives—including our finances. Giving isn’t just about our money; it’s about our relationship with God. By bringing Him a portion of what He has blessed us with, we’re demonstrating that our heart is His and that we trust Him enough to provide for us in every aspect of our lives.
Most frequent questions and answers
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. Malachi 3:10 (NIV)
The word tithe means one-tenth. So, when God calls us to bring our tithe to the storehouse in Malachi 3:10, He is asking us to return one tenth of our increase back to Him through the church. The tithe is holy. It is something that we intentionally set aside for God as a form of worship to Him and as a way to honor Him.
Depending on which is more feasible for your situation, you can handle tithing with a fluctuating income in a couple different ways. Some people choose to give exactly one-tenth of their earnings for each individual pay-period. Others estimate their total earning for the year and give a portion of the total tithe each week or month throughout the year.)
There are many ideas about what tithing means under grace. Here at Enhance, we believe that tithing is just as relevant now as it was in the Old Testament under the law. In fact, we see that Abraham returned the tithe before the law was even established! So, tithing is not just an Old Testament principle. When we return the tithe back to God through the local church, we are offering Him a powerful expression of love, trust, and honor. By placing our treasure into God’s hands, we are proving that He holds our hearts.