I remember vividly the day I made a personal decision to start Tithing. It was a Couple of years ago,while still Studying in the tertiary Institution,
That day, a Colleague of mine and I were on the Queue about to withdraw from the Automated Teller Machine when she mentioned how she Reserves 10% of the Allowance sent to her by her Guardians for Tithe. I was Wowed!
Long Story Short. That day, Because I got really motivated and Inspired, I made my decision right there and then and that was how I started Tithing.
It is not a Subtle Fact that we live In a dynamic world, a world where people introduce and insinuate diverse opinions and then subtly convert them to cultures irrespective of if it aligns with God’s word or not.
Lately,The Tithing Topic trended, became Controversial and has succeeded in planting seeds of doubts in the hearts of Believers, these seeds then become Strongholds that can not be shaken off easily except by the Help of the Holy-Spirit
Although as Christians, we have being warned in Romans 12:2 to Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around us, It could be hard for growing Christians who are not yet rooted in God’s word.
The World will always oppose God’s word and we have to be ready for that.
If you’ve being hesitant about tithing,then I think you should read this and like I always say- When in Doubt- Check with the word.
WORD STUDY: MALACHI 3:8-12
Here’s why you should keep tithing:
1. Because a Christian who has the capacity to Tithe and doesn’t is a robber.
Malachi 3:8: Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say,Wherein have we robbed thee? In Tithes and Offering.
Can you feel the intensity of this verse? Read from the top of this chapter and you’d realize that God- Our Heavenly Father, the Never Changing God spoke these words.
And we all know that God honors his word more than his name right?
One of the many reasons why God Blesses us is so that we can bless others,If we keep it alone to ourselves,then it’s wrong.
2. Not Tithing Could Attract Curses.
Malachi 3:9 ye are cursed with a curse: For ye have robbed me,even this whole nation.
According to God’s Word, a Child of God who has the capacity to Tithe and does not do so lives with a curse even if they love God.
This could be hard to believe but let’s not be quick to forget that our God is a God of principles and if God says a robber is cursed then so be it.
You could think of it this way; A father gifts his son $100 and tells him to give $10 to his Friend but the Son decides to keep it to himself,What do you call that Son?
3. Because Tithes are needed for the Efficient running of the Chruch.
Malachi 3:10: Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
It’s so obvious that there are lots of Projects in the Chruch to be executed and this can be done when finances are readily available.
When God blesses us,he expects that we set aside just a little for the Church.
He knew that ‘Meat’ would be needed in his house so he blesses us so that we can take out a little to bless the church in turn because he wants to use us as instruments in his vineyard.
4. When you Tithe you invite God himself to Rebuke the Devourers for your sake.
And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
It could be frustrating to work and then one’s hard earned money is taken away .
Devourers can come in form of Health issues, Financial Instability amongst many others that may not even be explainable.
The Devourers at work could be the reason you can’t account for your financial expenses.
If you’ve not been consistent, all you have to do is to ask the Father to grant you the grace to be consistent.
5. Because Tithing is an effortless way to get blessed.
Malachi 3:12 KJV
And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.
God is always searching for ways to bless his children, because all his thoughts about us are Good and not Evil.
He has chosen Tithing as one of the numerous ways to bless his children and he wants us all to benefit. Now! You could see why the devil would bring such a wave of warfare against Tithing?
This is Because he knows that when you stop tithing, You’re authorizing the Devourer.
Some say it’s archaic and of the old testament and shouldn’t be a compulsory thing. Well I’m glad we have the Holy-Spirit who will lead us into all truth. Besides Jesus did not cancel tithing.
Further Reading Should we tithe under the new covenant
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