The tithe (the giving of a tenth portion) is an act of worship and joy in response to the promise-keeping, goodness of God. The command to tithe rests on the generous, redeeming grace of God. It is used to provide for the ministry and care for those in need. Its purpose is to display JOY for all the good God has given—Too often we define our lives by what we lack. But as sharers in the goodness of God, you are free to live in the abundance of life that only comes in Christ! It is that abundance that allows you also to grow in your giving and your generosity.