What Does the Bible Teach About Tithing?
Rev. Paul Murphy - July 12, 2005
(as answered by Rev. Paul Murphy, Messiah’s Reformed Fellowship)
Allow me a short answer and attached is a paper by a minister friend.
The principle by which we should interpret the Scripture is that what is found in the OT continues into the NT unless there is an indication that it is discontinued (an example of this would be temple sacrifice is discontinued as taught in the book of Hebrews).
That would apply to tithing as well.
However we need not look far to see that tithing is continued in the NT. In Matthew 23 Jesus is reproving the Pharisees and in v. 23,24:
23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter , without neglecting the former.” 24 “You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.”
NB that Jesus here explicitly endorses the tithe. I am including a link to something I found helpful many years ago.