Psalm 96:8; Malachi 3:10
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts…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.
Many fail to see tithing as a form of worship, but it is we honor God for what He has already blessed us with. In tithing we are only giving back to God what is rightfully His because He created and sustains all. This includes the fruits of our harvest, income and etc. Giving back to God is a sacred form of worship and can be traced back to Abraham who won his battle and gave Melchizedek the king of
Salem a portion of his
spoil from the battle. Melchizedek is seen as a type of royalty and eternal
priesthood of Jesus Christ (Psalm 110:4; Hebrew 7:13).
Why did Abram do this? It was an expression of gratitude for the help he received and this principle applies to all believers and non-believers if we want God's blessings. Tithing is also commanded in the Mosaic Law (Genesis 14:20).
Given all that God has done and continues to do in the lives of mankind, this question comes to mind, Will a man rob God? (Malachi 3:8).
Tithing is a form of worship; let honor God in our giving.
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