And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's: it is holy unto the Lord. – Lev. 27:30
"The payment of tithing strengthens faith, increases spirituality and spiritual capacity, and solidifies testimony," said Elder Howard W. Hunter, then of the Quorum of the Twelve, in 1964 April conference. "It gives the satisfaction of knowing one is complying with the will of the Lord. It brings the blessings that come from sharing with others through the purposes for which tithing is used. We cannot afford to deny ourselves these blessings. We cannot afford not to pay our tithing. We have a definite relationship to the future as well as to the present. What we give, and how we give, and the way we meet our obligations to the Lord has eternal significance."