One of the most important things a believer can do is give of their time and resources to the church to further the spread of the gospel. When used sacrificially, money can be a tool that brings great impact to the lives of others for the glory of God. Our giving is one of the ways we outwardly express our gratitude for the difference Christ has made in our lives.
The teachings of Jesus implore us to give to those in need and to commit ourselves to an ethic of generosity.
Everything we own and everything we have comes from God. So, when we give, we simply offer him a very small portion of all the abundance he has already given to us. Giving is an expression of our thankfulness and praise to God. It comes from a heart of worship that recognizes that everything we give already belongs to him. God instructed Old Testament believers to give at least a tithe, or a tenth, because this 10% represented the first, or most important portion of all that they had. The New Testament does not suggest a certain percentage for giving, but simply says for each to give “in keeping with his income.” Believers should give according to their income.