A church that we are familiar with had this in their bulletin in a discussion about tithing:
Some people who are not tithing wonder if they can “work their way up to a tithe” by increasing their giving some each year until they reach 10%. This question is not addressed in the Bible because tithing is an act of obedience, and you cannot be partially obedient or work your way into obedience. There is no other issue of obedience in which we would suggest that we would gradually become obedient.
What is your reaction to a statement like that?
Think about this in relation to things other than tithes.
Is this an accurate statement?
What does the Bible say about obedience?