I want to share a biblical principle with you that will help you attain a fuller, richer, more successful, more content life!
Giving more to live more seems like the opposite of what the world would have us believe. The world says, receive more to live more.
Here is a principle that is a promise from God that most of us do not take advantage of.
This principle is the principle of Firstfruits, or the tithe. Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I’ve heard tithing stuff a million times, I don’t need to read about it again!
Please stay with me. There is a blessing to be had that you really, really don’t want to miss out on!
There are over 500 verses in the bible on prayer and over 2000 verses on money and possessions! Half of Jesus’ parables were about material possessions. Jesus knew what competes the strongest with his rightful place in our lives…MONEY!
So why tithe? 3 great reasons for tithing:
1) God demands to be first. A great way to put him first is through giving him that which we don’t want to let go of… our money! That is really hard to do and takes a supernatural kind of faith that can only come through Jesus Christ. The young rich man in Mark 10:17-31 must have thought it was too hard to put God first. I guess Cain did too. Read Genesis 4.
2) Everything belongs to God anyway. Some may say, “I’ve worked hard for what I have, I’m a self made man. Well, ask yourself this; who created you with your own unique set of gifts and talents? Who gives you oxygen to breathe? Can you really claim your possessions as your own? God also claims a certain amount for himself. He tells us that at least 10% belongs to him in the first place! Malachi 3:8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? But you ask, how are we robbing you? In tithes and offerings.” Notice it says tithes AND offerings. Offerings is what we give out of generosity from the 90% we have left.
So we don’t GIVE God 10%, we actually RETURN what is rightfully his in the first place! The offering is GIVING out of a supernatural generosity that comes as a result of our salvation through Jesus Christ!
3) Your life is guaranteed to be blessed by God. Malachi 3:10 “Bring all the tithes (All 10%) into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”
In 1998 a survey was done that showed as a whole, Christians in the USA gave less than 2% to God.
Why are we not putting God to the test on this principle?
Join me in praying for more giving faith.
Remember this, God does not need our money, but oh how we need his blessings!
Do you really want a richer, fuller, more successful, more content life?
Put God first and leave the rest to Him. Matthew 6:33
Some may say, “I can’t afford to tithe.”
I say, “You can’t afford not to.”
So what about you? Any great tithing stories? Please share with the readers!
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