The question is “how much am I supposed to tithe”?
A tithe is defined as 1/10 of earnings or gifts. In other words, a tithe of:
$1 is 10 cents
a tithe of $10 is $1
a tithe of $100 is $10
a tithe of $1000 is $100
a tithe of $10,000 is $1000
a tithe of $1 million is $100,000
A tithe of one dime would be one penny. So a child who earns a dime should tithe a penny.
God is serious about the tithe. It is not the amount, but the percentage, which is the same for all regardless of level of income.
Malachi 3:7 (KJV) Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
10 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.
11 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.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.
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