Do not hold tightly to the things of this world. You are called to be a steward of what I have given you. You acknowledge this by honoring the tithe. You are only returning a portion of what is already Mine. This simple act of obedience not only shows honor, but submission to My rule and authority in your life.
Even the poor widow was commended, for she gave everything she had. She gave extravagantly because she understood that I was her provider. She trusted Me to take care of her.
Abraham was willing to offer his one and only son. My response? To provide a ram in the thicket. Giving to Me is a form of worship, for it is representative of what you value. Therefore, hold possessions loosely and honor Me in your giving, in whatever way I ask of you.
Malachi 3:10 New Century Version (NCV)
Bring to the storehouse a full tenth of what you earn so there will be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord All-Powerful. “I will open the windows of heaven for you and pour out all the blessings you need.
Mark 12:41-44 The Message (MSG)
41-44 Sitting across from the offering box, he was observing how the crowd tossed money in for the collection. Many of the rich were making large contributions. One poor widow came up and put in two small coins—a measly two cents. Jesus called his disciples over and said, “The truth is that this poor widow gave more to the collection than all the others put together. All the others gave what they’ll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford—she gave her all.”