Amanda - posted on 02/05/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
My titheing has been a progression, sort of like a child growing up. At first I tithed what I felt comfortable that our family of 5 could afford, usually 20 or so, I believed that the time and talents we contributed to our church and community also counted as a tithe, and I still do believe that but I decided to take a leap and tithe the full 10% WOW what "sticker shock" I got writing that first check, however God stayed true to us and blessed us in that we also changed car insurance companies at the same time I upped our tithe, and the differance that we saved with the new company "happened" to cover the differance in tithe amounts (GO GOD!)
Now for the next progression, over the past few days I have heard twice about people titheing from their gross income, instead of net. To be honest it never crossed my mind to tithe from our gross, so I asked my husband what he thought. He said that he thinks net is fine because we are "rendering unto Caeser what is Caesers" and Titheing off of what we have left, both biblical commandments.
I am just confused ! What do you all think on the subject?