And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.
Mark 12:17 KJV
To tithe, that is giving 10% of any increase, is to honor our God who makes it possible.
But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV
Jesus teaches us that there are certain obligations that we have toward both God and to government. We tithe and give offerings in the house of God, and toward His kingdom work, and we pay taxes to support the government of our society.
Just as paying taxes brings certain benefits such as national defence, infrastructure like roads and bridges, so too, the tithe brings many benefits such as an open heaven, poured out blessings, the devourer rebuked, and
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:10-12 KJV
Think about it the next time you’re tempted to skip the tithe.