A lot of churches do not practice Biblical tithing. The tithes is the Lord’s and we have no right doing with it as we please. It is God’s money.
Leviticus 27:30. And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s: it is holy unto the Lord.
Malachi 3:8. Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
The Tithe is the Lord’s
A lot of churches do not practice Biblical tithing. The tithe is the Lord’s and we have no right doing with it as we please. It is God’s money. To keep God’s money and use it for our own use is stealing. To tithe means to give 10% of your increase to the Lord. Since we give God the first fruits, we should tithe off of our gross income, not our net income. We should not give God our worst but give our best. Many people will say they cannot afford to tithe. I would argue you can’t afford not to tithe. If you start stealing money from God, he is going to figure out how to get His money back with interest. It talks in Leviticus 27:31 about redeeming your tithe. When you pay it back, you need to add a 20% interest charge. You start pawning your tithe to try and get out a squeeze, you are going to put yourself in a bad situation.
The Tithe is Holy
The tithe is holy unto the Lord. When you take what is holy and try to use it for yourself, you make it common or unholy. Why would you want to take something that should be set aside to the Lord and use it for yourself. Abraham paid tithes to Melchisedec before the law. If we are going to be faithful Christians, we are going to need to tithe. When we are faithful with our giving, the Lord said to try him and see if he is faithful and will not pour out a blessing for us. The tithe of the various lands of the world is not being set apart unto the Lord in most places. In the millieum that will change. Once you get tithing down, next you need to give an offering. That is voluntary but God still expects it from us. He calls keeping both robbing God. Make sure you keep the tithe holy unto the Lord and give like you are supposed to give. Your life and blessings from God depend upon it.