True Christianity is about living to give. True giving includes our time, talents, gifts and prayers. But it also includes our finances. The Bible teaches that the first portion, or tithe (10%), belongs to God. The commitment to give should be made in obedience to God and with a cheerful heart. God honors that which is offered freely with joy and expectation and not grudgingly, or out of guilt or obligation. While God’s promises say that we will reap a blessing when we give, our motivation is not for receiving but to show God a demonstration of our love and trust.