Tithing is more than just giving money. The word “tithe” literally means a tenth or 10%. An offering is anything you give in addition to 10%. Tithing, or giving ten percent of your increase, isn’t merely giving something to God. It is giving back what was already His to begin with! The Bible says in Deuteronomy 14:23:
“The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives…”
Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have! It is also God’s personal invitation to experience an outpouring of His blessing in each of our lives. In Malachi 3:10, God says:
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put Him to the test. In other words, God is saying, “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me!”
Start tithing faithfully and watch what He does in and through your life!
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