I'm curious as to how this is supposed to work. People in another section discussed taxation, earned income credit, and welfare. Some mentioned charitable giving. What if a person cannot give a cash tithe without it putting them over the edge and into needing help from the church or the government? Can those people tithe by doing something that saves money for the church, such as cleaning the building, performing maintenance, or using talents and/or time to do things such as construction, cooking for ill members, working in the office for free, and things of that nature? Were tithes meant for everyone, or were the poor exempt? We see the example of the widow giving all she had. Was she required to tithe and gave over, or was she exempt and an example of a person with the gift of generosity, thus providing us with someone to look to when we think of where our hearts should be in our giving?