Thursday, November 5, 2015


Forward Faith
There are more promises in the Bible about giving than about any other subject.
Here are just a couple of them:
“Bring to the house of worship a full tenth of what you earn…Test me in this,’ says the Lord. ‘I will open the windows of heaven for you and pour out all the blessings you need.” Malachi 3:10
“Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income, and he will fill your barns to overflow…” Proverbs 3:9
Money is a hard subject for people. After all, we work hard for our money. We work hard because without this money we can't pay for things like food and rent, gas for our car, and maybe even something nice for ourselves every once in a while. We never seem to have enough money for everything, and so we make choices about how we spend it. We prioritize how we use the money that we spend the days of our lives to earn. We complain about the taxes we have to pay, taxes that are taken directly out of our earnings before we ever see them. We complain about the bills that never stop coming. We complain about rising prices of goods and services. We complain about everything when it comes to spending our money; even about tithing!

The tithe is God's way of making us rely on Him more. He gives us all we have, and all He desires is that we show our trust in Him by giving Him back the first ten percent of all He gives us. We have a mistaken idea about “our money.” It isn't “our money”, its God's money. The secondary purpose of the tithe is to support the work of the Church.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

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