You must reserve a tenth-part of whatever your fields produce each year. (Deuteronomy 14:22)
For Christians, financial giving is not an act of righteousness to earn God’s favor. Nor is it an atonement for sins, as though turning over a portion of our money would justify our standing before God. Christ has already done these things! Instead, financial giving is a response of worship. God has generously given us the gift of life in the Son as preeminent among all other gifts. In light of this, we are able to use our many lesser gifts, including our income, to bless others in the way we have been generously blessed through God’s grace.
Lord, help me to give of my income proportionately, using the “tenth-part” as a baseline standard. Amen.