I responded to an e-mail earlier today that asked me if we should tithe on the “gross” or “net” of our salary. After I responded, I decided it would be beneficial for us all ponder this subject. Read below, and let me know your thoughts. And prepare for a dissertation from all our anti-tithing friends in cyberspace – 🙂
I thank God for the opportunity to tithe, as it has been a blessing in my life. God has attached his blessing to the tithe, but as New Testament Christians we should strive to exceed that. It’s a matter of our heart. When we give our tithe and beyond, it connects are heart to God.
I personally believe I should tithe on my gross salary. However, there isn’t necessarily a “law” that requires us to tithe on the gross. We are not under the law, so if a person that starts out tithing only on the net is still doing a good thing that God will honor. The heart of the matter is not “getting by” with giving the least we “have to”, but to have a lifestyle that continues to give us much as we can.