Why We Give

Why do we tithe? 
The Bible says, The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. (Deuteronomy 14:23) Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.

The word “tithe” is derived from the Hebrew word ma’aser and it literally means a “tenth.” Ten percent of everything belongs to the Lord. In Malachi 3:10, God says this: “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.” This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put him to the test. In other words, he’s saying, “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me.”

Is God wise? Do you trust him? These are two fundamental questions behind the act of giving. If God is wise, then you should listen to what he says about financial stewardship. If you trust him, then you should trust him with all aspects of your life, including your finances. So go ahead. Accept God’s invitation to put him to the test. Start tithing faithfully and watch what he does in and through your life.

One way RockPoint encourages you to honor God in this area of your life is by committing to tithe over the next 90 days. Not only will you be obeying God, but you will experience his blessing in return. This has a tremendous way of strengthening your faith and deepening your relationship with God. Simply sign up for the 90-Day Tithe Challenge below and we'll send you some resources to get you started, as well as a FREE copy of The Generosity Ladder. We'll also send other resources and encouragement along the way.