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 ESV: “And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always.”
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.
In Malachi 3:10 (ESV), God says this: “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” 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.”