According to Hebrews 11:6, God says without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. When you tithe to God, you 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”.
You have to use your faith to please God. As you step out in faith to give your tithes and offering, you are showing God that you believe him, and great shall be your reward eventually.
Be faithful day in and day out, week in and week out, month in and month out, year in and year out, and you will see the windows of heaven shower blessings on you and your family that are so great, that there will eventually be an overflowing in your life.
WHAT IS TITHING?
“Tithe” means 10% or “a tenth part”. God’s Word tests us that the first 10% of everything we earn or receive belongs to Him. God says in Malachi 3:8, if you don’t give your tithes and offerings to Him, you are a thief. In verse 9, He says that we bring lots of problems on ourselves if we don’t tithe. The only way God’s work will be done on this earth is if God’s people give of their finances. Certainly, the world isn’t going to finance the end time harvest. It’s the responsibility of the church, or God’s people.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “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.
REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TITHE
God commands it. In Malachi 3:10, God says, “bring the whole tithe into the storehouse”. The storehouse refers to the place where you worship. The tithe is to be given to your home church, the place where you are spiritually fed. When you give to support charities and other ministries, you should be giving out of your offerings. The whole tithe belongs to the local church.
Tithing proves God’s Word is true. God says, if you will put Him to the test in tithes and offerings, eventually you will see great blessings overtake your life, even to the point that you will see God open the windows of blessing upon you and your family.
Tithing is essential to spiritual growth. God tells us in Luke 16:11, “if therefore you have not been faithful in the use of money, how can you expect Him to entrust greater riches to you?” Many Christians don’t grow spiritually, and remain spiritual babies because they are not faithful to obey God in the tithes and offering.
Tithing is an investment for eternity. In Matthew 6:19, Jesus told us to “store up treasure in heaven.” When you give your tithes and offerings to the Lord’s work, you are investing your money in souls for the Kingdom, and helping to get people to heaven.