As I have studied & researched God’s Biblical principle concerning our use and/or misuse of all He hath created and shared with us, I am reminded of a very illustrative comment made by a very wise Prophet who spoke on the subject. He said, “If I borrowed your car & used it for the entire day and then returned the car to your garage at the end of the day, is that to be considered as me giving you something?” No, that would be ludicrous! You would merely be respecting the Grantor of that privilege by returning to them what is rightfully theirs. In respect to TITHING, understand this: God is the Creator & Grantor of all things. He gives to us freely! If we have any blessings come our way; a dollar, a piece of land, vehicle, an hourly wage, anything,…It is all by God’s Grace, Mercy & Love! He is responsible and has gifted you every opportunity, all of your skills and abilities. In truthfulness, what could we give God? He is merely asking for us to Honor Him by acknowledging that it is all His to begin with and that He has graciously bestowed His gifts upon us.
He knows that we have expenses, responsibilities & needs. Precisely why this principle is steeped in profound promises & backed by an iron clad guarantee, because He wants to Bless us abundantly! The challenge He gives us is illustrated in Malachi 3: 6-11. It is His great Joy to Bless us, especially when we are faithful to Honor Him, to obey & to return His rightful portion, with a joyous & thankful heart! Why does God challenge us on this? Not because He wants to take anything from us but to prove Himself honest and unfailing! If God can work through our obedience to Bless us, He knows that through that, we gain faith. That faith, newly gained, can then be harnessed by the Lord when it comes time to ask us to surrender something that might otherwise prohibit our closeness with Him.
God places an anointing over the 90% that is left over (after tithing)! Without that special dispensation, we all know what is like to have money that just doesn’t stretch out enough to cover our bills. That wont be the case for the Tithing believer! God will protect what you are left with and it will spend like double in your hands, or perhaps even greater. See ( Malachi 3:11 )
He is in need of nothing from us, truly! Anything that we could deny Him, He could in turn create or recreate. It’s more about the obedience, the willingness, the acknowledging. It’s like a child that saves up his chore money to buy Mommy or Daddy a special present! What parent wouldn’t just be elated over that? What special treat, gift or affection would the parent withhold to a child such as that? Nothing I tell you and Neither will our Heavenly Father!
The principle is simple…”The more you are Tithing, the More God is Blessing you, The More God is Blessing you, the More you Tithe!”
Create for yourself an envelope and write this on the front:
“God gets my first and my best and through His great Promise I make due with the rest!”
Make this your first stop before paying anything! See what God begins to do for you! Use that envelope to draw from when you Give at church or the correct charitable organization that God leads you to.
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