Types of giving: tithes, offerings, and alms
Tithe- the first tithe is Abraham’s gift of 10% to Melchizedek. According to Malachi 3:10, this is one area we are to test God. Tithes are given to the local church.
Alms- gifts for needs, gifts to the poor.
Offerings- gifts to organizations because we want to give. These are voluntary.
Many times we give because we feel forced. Be a hilarious giver instead of a grudging giver. God loves a joyful/hilarious giver. We must rule over our money or our money will rule over us. Take care of the brethren. This will show the world we are His disciples.