This is Yechezkel, I am the leader of Beth HaDerech Messianic Jewish online magazine and as your friend. I wanted to give thanks to you for putting your best foot forward and try to serve HaShem in gladness, and in efforts (doing His Mitzvot), etc.
One of the important mitzvot in Judaism is giving maaser (tiding) which helps you to release HaShem blessings upon your life as a believer. When we give maaser, we are giving BACK what belongs to HaShem. What is not ours, but HaShem’s. He allows us to keep 90%, but we must give back at least %10 percent.
Tithing is worship: If we do not worship God with our money, we do not really worship God. Job, Abraham and his descendants, and others living before the giving of the Law, knew that worshiping God involved sacrificing of their substance.
How much to give? A believer is required to tithe his money and donate between one-tenth and one-fifth to tzedakah. For someone who is just begining to donate to tzedakah, this is best accomplished by giving away at least one-tenth of his net worth immediately, then donating at least one-tenth of his income each year. This can be a daunting consideration at first, but don’t despair; instead begin giving small now and work up to the minimal one-tenth requirement. Also note that it is forbidden to give more than one-fifth as we are concerned that a person who gives away too much will become impoverished and come to rely on tzedakah himself. (This limit does not apply to those who are extremely wealthy.) The requirement to give one-tenth is referred to as maaser, a Hebrew word translated as "tithing".
When must the maaser be given? Maaser must be given immediately, that is, as soon as you earn your money you have an obligation to tithe from it. The Chofetz Chaim says that it is praiseworthy to give smaller sums frequently. One who gives a large lump-sum once yearly will only think about tzedakah once per year; one who gives small sums frequently will always be thinking about tzedakah This will mold his character by making him into someone who is always looking for opportunities to give tzedakah. Thus it is common practice for religious believers to give tzedakah several times daily, often when attending services at synagogue, in addition to making periodic large contributions.
The Lord is a great king, and He deserves your best (Mal 1:14; Heb 12:28-29). If you want the heart of David, you better give more than a tithe (I Chron 22:5,14-16; 29:2-5). Let the lovers of filthy lucre argue about tithing. Since the world began, God has blessed liberal givers (Gen 13:2; 26:12; 32:10; Pr 3:9-10; 11:24-26; Mal 3:8-12; Luke 6:38; II Cor 9:6). The most exciting use of your money should be generous giving to the Lord, off the top, often!
If we do not worship God with our money, we do not really worship God. Job, Abraham and his descendants, and others living before the giving of the Law, knew that worshiping God involved sacrificing of their substance.
I am asking you to please, playfully support this ministry by giving your maaser to us, so that we can continue this holy work. We really need your financial help.
Please let us know if you can help us, show your appreciation. You may be the hand of HaShem to help us all to go further with the message. Give and test HaShem. It is to HaShem that you will be giving, not to me. This is part of been Torah Observant.
Thank you for your time and for helping us make a difference.