If as a Christian, you don’t practice tithing to God, I want to encourage you to do so.
Maybe you’re a member of a church, but you don’t understand what your responsibility is as regards bringing your tithe to God’s house. Maybe you’re busy criticizing your pastor, you are busy criticizing men of God, and calling them names, but you fail to realize that God has also given you a responsibility to be a faithful steward of His resources. I want to encourage you today to rededicate your life to God, if you’ve been in the habit of not tithing to God. Take a tenth of all that you receive according to this teaching series and then give to God. Take it to that household of faith where you belong, and give it there prayerfully. And God will bless you and your family in the name of Jesus Christ.
I want to give you three important things as I summarize this teaching on tithing to God.
1) Devote at least a tenth of all you get to God.
Number one is this: Devote at least a tenth of all you get to God from today. I can’t emphasize that enough. Dedicate a minimum of a tenth of all that you get today to God.
2) Immediately you receive money that is yours, take out your tithe and give to God.
The second thing is this: As soon as money comes into your hand that is yours, take out your tithe and give to God before anything else. Immediately you receive money, take out your tithe and give it to God.
3) Give your tithe to your church.
And the third thing is this: Give your tithe to your church.
In addition, if you’re a preacher and folks who are not members of your church bring you a tithe, send them back to their church. God will provide for you.
I remember an incident where someone who wasn’t a member of my church brought her tithe to me. She had attended one of our programs and had been blessed by it. I knew she was a devoted member of another church. I said to her, “Madam, this is not for us to collect. Take it to your church. But you can support us. You can give us a free will donation, a free will offering and we’ll accept those . But this one goes to your church.” And she took the money back.
So I want you to pay attention to these 3 things. Devote your tithe to God and be faithful in it. As soon as the money comes in, before you do anything, remove your tithe, give it to God. Give it to your church in support of those men and women of God who are giving their full time for God’s work, and in support of God’s work. And God will bless you, in Jesus name.
Malachi 3: 10
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house…says the Lord Almighty…”
Father, thank You for this teaching on tithing to You. Strengthen me to always devote my tithe to You. May I give it immediately my money comes in to my church in support of Your work, and those men and women who are giving their full time for Your work, in Jesus’ name.