Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His Name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the Lord in the spendor of holiness.
--1 Chronicles 16:29
The word "tithe" literally means 10%. Tithing is an act of worship and faith that demonstrates God is first in our lives. Bringing our first and best to God, we recognize that all good things come from Him. God gives to us so He can give through us.
Although tithing is a great place to start, as followers of Jesus we are invited to something far more radical: generosity. Generosity is giving joyfully, sacrificially and consistently. Our whole lives are meant to be a generous offering to God. Remember, generosity changed the world (John 3:16).