Steve Preston says, “When trying to determine how much our contribution should be we may get a starting point from the Old Testament.” He makes reference to Israel’s tithes. His recommendation is one I also make, to use the Old Testament as a floor, thinking that a Christian, who has so much more of God’s full grace to be grateful for, shouldn’t settle for less.
In the church of God, we all recognize that the New Testament sets no given amount or percentage. (Many groups have yet to learn this truth.) So when we attempt to answer the question of how much one should give, or even more personally, how much I should give, we enter the realm of expediency.
Are Steve and I on the right track? How do you approach teaching on giving, and especially on how much? Maybe you have a better approach.