Just because something is found in the Old Testament does not mean it has no application to us today. Based on this logic, we would end up throwing out the concept of the tithe due to its lack of New Testament repetition or references. Jesus said He was not taking one word away from the Law. The reality is, Jesus did not make the Law easier or the tithe less. After all, where the Commandments said “Don’t do this or you will be guilty,” Jesus said that even thinking about wrongdoing makes a person guilty. He never said we are not to tithe, and the amount is not up to 20 or 30%; in the New Testament it was set at 100%. Jesus paid the price for us and He wants it all, and it is our challenge to use it all to glorify Him in the best ways we can with every area of our lives. Your local church is only asking for a 10% tithe, as they bless you and your family and your local neighbors. That’s great news, as you then have 90% left over to serve God in other ways! Look what happens to those who trust the Lord with everything. If you become an E-ROI ministry “one-percenter,” we will introduce you to many who are living these verses below. (A “one-percenter” refers to those who earn $50,000 or more per year, which is 99% more income than the rest of the world’s population.)
Psalm 84:11: For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Proverbs 8:17-21: I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me find Me. With Me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing wealth on those who love Me and making their treasuries full.
Proverbs 10:22: The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and He adds no trouble to it.
Proverbs 14:32: When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
Matthew 6:33: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Note that here in the New Testament, the only things promised in this life are “all these things” – that is, food and clothes; everything else is a bonus.)
“God’s work, done in God’s way, will never lack God’s resources.” – Hudson Taylor