Tithing is an important part of ones financial plans but everyone has their own view on when one should give. Some feel as though one should give at the beginning, some during, and some at the end of ones life.
Giving at the beginning is tithing and the amount that one should give is traditionally 10%. It is called first fruits which comes from an agricultural background. The vineyard would tithe 10% of its first harvest as an offering. A blessing is attached to this, but be aware that it must be the first fruits of the crop, the very best from the harvest. If one gives of their last fruits, it will be rejected and the individual will not be blessed, so be honest. The blessing one receives is a bountiful and good crop, an increase.
Tithing during ones life is another view on giving. Individuals in this camp believe that one should tithe each week or every time one gets a chance. The first 10% of ones paycheck, before taxes, should be given which is traditional. This view is good for those keeping a budget since one knows how much one has and gives. Tithing is helpful to the organization too. It is a monthly contribution. Some feel, instead of this, that giving should be done when there is a need. This is considered a gift.
Finally, a third view on giving is to save all of ones earnings until the end of ones life. Those who hold fast to this view believe they can give more than they can than the other two ways. A plan and a budget helps with this. Building projects and purchases are determined prior to giving. These individuals write a will.
There is a fourth view that has not been addressed and that is to do all three. Give at the beginning, during, and at the end of ones life can be achieved if one truly desire. When one becomes proficient at keeping a budget and a financial plan, the individual can give abundantly.