tithes & offerings

Tithing is a practical and Spiritual way to put God first with your money. To tithe is to bring the first tenth of your income to God.  Tithing is a declaration of your independence  from the  world's economic system and declaration  of your dependence on the economy of God.  Tithe is always given to your local church.

Leviticus 27:30
"And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's. It is holy to the Lord."

The first thing that should come out of your increase is your tithe.By giving to God first, you actually honor Him with the first fruits of your increase.

Exodus 23:19
"The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God."
The Lord wants all your tithe, not everything you have. He doesn't want you to be left empty. His desire is to make you full. He considers your tithe His. It is holy and you should treate as such.