Should We Tithe?
The first followers of Jesus grew up learning that God desires us to give up a tenth of our wealth. Did Jesus expect them to tithe as well? Is that still binding on us today? Should a tithe be our goal? (Or just our starting point?)
Matthew 23:23-24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel!