Q. I am in a situation where I find myself questioning whether to tithe more or work on paying down my current debt. I am anxiously awaiting for the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and want to give more back to Him out of gratitude for all He has done for me. Does the Bible provide any insight for a situation like mine?
A. It’s difficult to offer any meaningful advice because I don’t know how you define “tithing” and I don’t know how much debt you’re carrying or what kind it is.
Generally speaking God is opposed to debt. In Proverbs 22:7 He said the borrower becomes a slave to the lender.
If you’re talking about high interest debt such as credit cards, or other variable rate debt, I would suggest you make getting rid of that your first priority, since in hard times it would be most likely to enslave you.