Luke 16:10 If you’re honest in small things, you’ll be honest in big things; if you’re a crook in small things, you’ll be a crook in big things. If you’re not honest in small jobs, who will put you in charge of the store?
Generosity should start with your poverty, so when you are well off, you will have developed the habit of giving. When you are generous with your whole life, you will be generous with your giving. When you are stingy with your whole life, you will be reluctant to give as well.
Many people have said they could not afford to pay their tithes now, but in the meantime they are only “tipping” the Lord and become stingy people.
They say when they get a lot of money they will give large amounts to the church. They are only fooling themselves if they think they will change when they get rich. Jesus shows in the verses that you will not change.