Growing up, and throughout much of my adult life, I was taught that I needed to give 10% of what I earned to the church. But this passage tells a very different story. Give generously and cheerfully. And give what I am willing to give, not some arbitrary amount. And don’t be limited to giving just to my church.
Just like oxen who are yoked together need to be compatible, so should those who enter into close relationships. When a believer and an unbeliever find themselves yoked together, trouble is inevitable because of the differences in values. It is better not to enter into an unequally yoked relationship.