Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the faith.
II Corinthians 8:7. “Therefore as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.”
We are commanded to bring our gifts into the storehouse (common treasury of the church) upon the first day of the week.
I Corinthians 16:2. “Upon the first day of the week let everyone of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.”
Under grace we give, and do not pay, the tithe – “Abraham GAVE a tenth part of all” – Abraham GAVE the tenth part of the spoils” – Hebrews 7:2-4 – and this was four hundred years before the law, and is confirmed in the New Testament; Jesus said concerning the tithe, “These ye ought to have done” -Matthew 23:23.
We are commanded to bring the tithe into the common treasury of the church.
Leviticus 27:30. “The tithe is the Lord’s.”
Malachi 3:10. “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
In the New Testament the storehouse was the common treasury of the church.
Acts 4:34, 35, 37. “And brought the prices of the things that were sold and laid them down at the apostles feet …Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles ‘ feet.”