tithes & offerings
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.
"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.
"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.