Original Hebrew word means “1 tenth”
A Tithe is an invitation from God to partner with Him. When we invest 10% of income He promises to bring tremendous increase and return on our investment AND He promises to block demonic attacks on your finances
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not fall from the vine before they are ripe,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
An offering is a gift beyond Tithe
God’s heart is moved whenever we choose to take what we have every right to keep and sacrifice it to meet a need.
Like the Tithe, He considers it an investment for which He promises an abundant return
2 Corinthians 9:7-11
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say,
“They share freely and give generously to the poor.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”
For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.