I have heard this question many times over the years that I have been a Christian. However, the more important question is how do you decide how much to give and how much to spend on yourself.
Is the tithe all that we are asked to give? What about those who say that we are now free from the Law, so we are no longer under any obligation to tithe?
There are many aspects of Old Testament Law that we no longer follow. However, there are still important principles we can take from the Law to understand how God wants us to live. So what should be the guiding principles for our giving? Paul in his letter to the Corinthians commends the giving of the Macedonians: