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WE TITHE YOUR PURCHASES!
business strongly believes in honoring God from the increase He provides,
that business should consider tithing from the gross profits and trust that
God will provide what is needed after the business pays any creditors and
the other expenses.
Because it is
impossible to out give God, it becomes a moot point to question whether
a business should tithe on gross or net profits. “By your standard of
measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides”
As a means
of funding God's work, many Christian business owners or managers have
chosen to give a tithe from the business.
The principle of tithing from a business is not dramatically different
from tithing out of personal income. Actually, most Scriptures on giving
in the Old Testament deal with business-generated income, since few
people were actually employees in the sense they are today.
The vast majority of people in Old Testament times were employed in
agriculture, as were most Americans prior to the 1950s. The precedent
for tithing from a business is clear in God's Word: “Honor the Lord
from your wealth and from the first of all your produce” (Proverbs
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or
under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my
house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will
not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing
until there is no more need.
And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting
money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a
poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.
And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to
you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing
to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance,
but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he
should give, and only suffers want.