There was a sermon I gave years ago that many people have as their favourite; it was a sermon saying that we do not need to tithe.
To tithe was to give 10% (or whatever percentage your theology calculated it to) of everything you had to the temple; in our case this would be the church.
Many liked this probably as they thought I was saying they did not need to give to the church.
That is not true as the next message I gave showed people how they really should be giving financially into the kingdom.
Jesus came to fulfil the law and we now live under the New Covenant so we are indeed no longer under the tithe.
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus raises the bar with regards to things of the law.
For example the law says not to kill, Jesus says even thinking about it now is now a problem.
In the same way adultery was against the law, but now Jesus says thinking about it is an issue.
In the same way then I wonder if giving under the New Covenant is like this, in that maybe the bar has maybe been raised.
Maybe we need to give more than 10% (or whatever percentage the tithe was).
All I know for sure is that under the New Covenant we should give financially and it should be our choice and we should give cheerfully.
Maybe the percentage is not that important!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that all we have is from you and thank you that we can give some of this back into the Kingdom”
2 Corinthians 9 v 7…..Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver