Pastor Heather Williams' Sermon "Tithing and Lent". Pro-Social Spending, giving to others, makes you feel good. Scientific studies have found this. We were made to invest in others. We are social animals. Having friends and realtionships increase health and longevity and produces happiness. Money doesn't buy happiness but it seems that giving it away does. Giving produces happiness and blessings for both the giver and the recipient. Tithing is not for God's benefit, he doesn't need our money, it is for our benefit and produces obedience.