Tithes & Offerings
The Tithe is a 10th of any financial resource that comes into your possession. Unlike the First Fruit, the tithe is given more regularly and is the amount that you designate first before anything else.
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not fall from the vine before they are ripe..."Malachi 3:10-11 NLT
When one thinks about the offering certain words come to mind such as give, tribute and gracious. In terms of money, the offering is an amount that we graciously give to God either above or beside the tithe. This is usually any amount and is always accepted by God when given cheerfully and from the heart.