He wants it all!
In times past, God was content with a demonstration of faith and worship through a “tithe” of a tenth of one’s income, but not any more. Our Wineskins study detailed the shift-in-gift. New Covenant giving is modeled upon both the examples of Abraham and of Christ.
The concept of tithing was first introduced in Scripture through the free will offering of Abraham after returning victoriously from the defeat of the invading Kings. Long before the Old Covenant command to tithe, he gave to Melchizedek a tenth of the spoils. And in Christ-like fashion, he then gave away the entire remaining amount: 100% giving.
Our Lord set the example for Christians by giving up his life for our benefit upon the Cross. Once again, 100% giving.
In like manner, we who profess faith in Jesus are called to follow that pattern: 100% giving.
From money to time, in plenty and in want, in material resources and personal desires, as living sacrifices willing to also give up life itself, Christians recognize the pattern of the Cross: we give it all.
How does your life reflect this extreme in giving?