10%

When it comes to church I don’t think many people talk about the money aspect of it all. I don’t know if this is true for other religions but I know it’s true for mine. So every paycheck we believe that 10% of that goes to the church, and this is called tithe. I know to some this may seem outrageous or hypocritical. The way I thought about it is God gave you the job you have so that you can give back to the church. The big question or issue with this is people wonder where does the money go? Well just like a house the church has an electricity, water, and trash bill. Also the nice chairs people sit in had to be bought, as well as the instruments, the sound system, toilet paper, and things for the kids. The small 10% from the members checks goes to keeping up the church and providing the members with a beautiful church. And if the church has an activity they have to buy decorations, food, and anything else they need for that event. At first hearing that people give 10% to their church it may seem like that church is trying to rob or trick you, but in the end all the money basically goes back to the church that person attends. In my personal experience those I have seen give their 10% every paycheck, get blessed in their finances. They say to give your 10% with a cheerful heart and not expecting anything back, because God loves a cheerful giver. There’s a story in the Bible that talks about a widow poor women who gives all she had to God. It’s in Luke 21:1-4 and it says “ As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” My interpretation of this is to give, even when you have a little. Giving 10%  is personal choice but I know your life will be blessed in doing this. 

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