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When Kenneth and Gloria started their journey of faith they had questions too—lots of them! So, we've compiled the most frequently asked questions by people like you—people who earnestly desire to find God's answers to the practical, real-life challenges of everyday living. We have a new question every day, so check back often!
Q: How much is a tithe?Add to Favorites
The percentage that defines the tithe is easy to determine in the Bible, because tithe means “tenth.” The tithe is 10 percent of your income (Genesis 28:22; Leviticus 27:32; Hebrews 7:2, 4).
More specifically, the tithe is the first 10 percent of your income—10 percent of your gross income. Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.” Tithes should be given from the first fruits—from your income before any expenses or other obligations are taken out—the gross, not the net. (Read also Deuteronomy 26.)
The tithe from your income belongs to God and it lays the foundation for your financial success and abundance.