Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year. Deuteronomy 14:22, NIV
Walter Knight tells about a woman whose nerves were always on edge. Though she was a Christian, her face always looked strained. One day a friend saw her and noticed a huge change. She seemed at peace, and her face reflected joy. What had made the difference? She replied, “When I first became a Christian, I tithed my income. Now I tithe my time also. I see to it that He has a tenth of my day, my quiet waiting on Him. Truly He has undertaken for my every need, and I praise Him.”
In truth, God owns all our money and all our time, but He allows us to be stewards over it. When we tithe our income faithfully to Him, it pleases Him and extends His Kingdom. As we tithe our time to Him, we’re showing Him that He has first place in our priorities.
When God possesses the first portions of both our watches and our wallets, He undertakes for our every need, and we praise Him.
God entrusts me with his money not to build my Kingdom on earth, but to build his Kingdom in eternity. Randy Alcorn