Will anyone rob God? Yet you are robbing me! But you say, “How are we robbing you?” In your tithes and offerings! Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing. (Malachi 3:8 & 10)
Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
When we tithe to God, we are truly walking by faith and not by sight. Most of us normally don’t have enough money to spare. So when we tithe, we’re putting God to the test. We’re saying, “Yes, Lord, I believe you are the God of your Word, and I am giving by faith”.
We have to use our faith to please God. As we step out in faith to give our tithes and offerings, we show God that we believe and trust Him.
“What is tithing?”
“Tithe” means 10% or “a tenth part”. God’s Word tells us that the first 10% of everything we earn or receive belongs to Him.
(See the Malachi 3:8&10)
“What’s the difference between the ‘Tithe’ and ‘Offerings’?”
The tithe is to be the first 10% of everything you receive financially. An offering is any amount you would give above the tithe.
“Well, I thought tithing was Old Testament Jewish Law that’s not for today.”
No! According to Galatians 3:17, the Law came 430 years after God instituted the promise and tithing with Abraham (Genesis 14:18-20).