Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matt. 6:21; Luke 12:34)
In the Old Testament as well as the New, a tithe is the beginning of what the Lord commands we give to His church [Leviticus 27:30; Matthew 23:23; Luke11:42; Hebrews 7:1-3]. But everything we have comes from God and belongs to Him; we are merely stewards of the blessings He gives us. God encourages and loves generous and cheerful givers [2 Corinthians 9:7].
We give to Jesus’ Church because the church is the local movement of the mission. If we’re not investing in it, we’re not investing in the Gospel.
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)