To be a pro-tither has it challenges and battles. Most people say you’re putting others back “under the law,” you’re teaching an out of date concept, and that you’re just plain wrong.
At least that’s what I get…a lot!
But then there are those who believe in tithing and sacrificial giving. They believe IT IS relevant for the New Covenant and that it’s inherently right. But…they don’t have the money to tithe…and so they tithe with their time. To be honest, from one point it does make sense: if you don’t have the money tithe your time…God understands.
My answer: no.
This is up for debate (and I’m happy to discuss it in the comments) but the origin and definition of tithing has always centered around stuff. Through tithing we honor God with our substance. We don’t tithe our time because, as a believer, ALL our time belongs to Him:
“My times are in your hand…” (Psalms 31:15 ESV)
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20 KJV)
“So that he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living by [his] human appetites and desires, but [he lives] for what God wills.” (1 Peter 4:2 AMP)
So no I don’t agree with the concept of: “we have 24 hours, so God should get 2.4.” You can’t tithe your time, because ALL your time belongs to Him.
But maybe I’m wrong. What do you think? Can we give God a tithe of our time?
(Source: Time Magazine)