tithe is literally a tenth portion, given to God. It is not the same thing as offerings, gifts and alms.
The first tithe was from Abraham to Melchizadek, being a tenth of everything he had just won in battle. The practice of tithing on everything was made a part of the law under Moses.
Tithing continued for thousands of years. Everyone gave a tenth of their possessions, which, nowadays, translates into a tenth of our gross income. In an agricultural economy, a tenth of the harvest and a tenth of all new livestock was given to God.
The Bible says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it” Malachi 3:10
“A faithful person will be richly blessed …”Proverbs 28:20 Tithing means “sanctifying”all that you have, which can be your money, time or talent. It is entering into a partnership with God, a way of trusting Him in which you allow Him to bless you beyond measure. It is a key to open up the doors of abundance in your life.