Should you tithe on “gross” or “net”?
First a short explanation on congestion and circulation.
There is basically one problem in life: congestion.
There is basically one solution: circulation.
Systematic giving is a powerful practice that blesses every phase of our lives, as it keeps us attuned to the wealth of the universe. Otherwise, through lack of circulation and the resulting congestion, our lives can be thrown out of balance. Then the problems begin.
It becomes evident when people who have been tithing stop- they see their prosperity dry up.
Should you tithe on your gross income or your net income?
Strictly speaking, biblical tithing consisted of “a tenth of all” (Genesis 14:20). If you’re not ready in your thinking to tithe from your gross income, you may want to consider tithing from your net income. However, you will want to invoke “ten, the magic number of increase” to some degree.
Simply put - tithing is an act of faith that influences the substance of the universe to make you prosperous as well as expanding your world within and without in ways you would never have dreamed possible. Don’t try to reason through it. Just accept the fact that tithing releases a mystical power for your prosperity.
When you systematically tithe FIRST - before paying bills or meeting other financial obligations, you will find that the remaining 90 percent of your income goes much further. You’ll be helped in many unforeseen ways. Once you make a habit of tithing, you’ll never miss those tithes! The very act of tithing will provide you with a sense of security and guidance in a way that nothing else can.
Next we’ll get to another important aspect of tithing - where you give!