Tithing…Is it Biblical?

Well, that’s a stupid question. Or is it?  We know that ‘the ‘tithe’ is in the Bible, but what of it?  Do people of God need to be doing it?

This might be a touchy subject right now with all the hand wringing over the economy, but since everyone (it seems) has money on their minds right now, or at least that is the main problem being addressed by the government, I thought I’d get your opinion on ‘the tithe’.

Is giving ten percent of your income to the church, the essence of the ‘tithe’?

In what ways can you justify not giving 10 percent of your income?