How Much Should We Give?

So, if we take everything together, we find that 10 percent is a number to give us an idea of what is appropriate and how well off we are financially will influence whether we give more than that or less than that. But the pressure that comes to us from the Bible is towards stretching ourselves and making sacrifices. Certain people are held out before us as examples to inspire us. And if we consider our giving in the light of the general teaching of the Bible on the Christian life, this is an area where we should consider as an area for growth just as we must always be striving to grow in living not for ourselves but for Christ.
— Rev. Jerry Hamstra