Why Tithe?

As pastors and ministers, we must be so careful not to teach something that is unscriptural. That’s why James said, “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.” Teaching that tithing is done away with because we are no longer bound by the law, is to encourage unlearned believers to rob God. (Yes, it’s robbery, God’s wording, not mine, Malachi 3:8-12) Yes, we are redeemed from the curse of the law and every evil thing listed in Deut. 28 but we are not redeemed from tithing. Tithing came before the law and even in the New Testament, Jesus Himself told the Pharisees that they were right to tithe, but that their hearts were not right. (Luke 11:42) So, we teach young believers that just tithing and giving from a legal standpoint is not right. It has no effect if you are giving under compulsion or with the wrong heart. But that it is holy unto the Lord. (Lev. 27:30) It belongs to Him and as we give it is an outward example of His lordship in our lives. Anything above the ten percent is an offering and we get the privilege of being led by the Spirit as to how much to give and where. We do not earn anything from God by tithing, but it does put us in line with His covenant and under the flow of His blessings. And when we approach the throne in prayer for needed supply our hearts will not condemn us. Paul admonished us to be cheerful givers! We should be thrilled to give as we are so blessed to be able to do it! And he instructed us to BRING our tithe to the church that we ATTEND. That we show honor for the house of worship and family God has placed us in. To teach otherwise is to also rob people of the blessing it is to tithe and to lead your following of people astray. #dontgetinaditch #studytoshowthyselfapproved

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