Tithe. For some, it’s a dirty word. For some, it’s controversial. For some, it’s irrational. For some, it’s a principle. For me, it’s central to my relationship with God.
What is the tithe? In simple terms, it’s a tenth of one’s increase (Deuteronomy 14:22).
A few of my thoughts on tithing:
- – It is one-tenth of any increase in our house.
- – It lays a foundation for God to bless my family.
- – It honors God.
- – It is an act of obedience.
- – It does not make me immune to financial struggles, but it does give me a platform when I appeal to God to meet a need in my life.
- – For me, not tithing is the equivalent of robbing God.
- – It’s the first check Kris and I write.
- – It is not based on “what is the church gonna do with it?” question. It’s a Kingdom principle. Scriptures do not give stipulations or exceptions on tithing. Neither should I.
- – My heart is where my wallet is. For my sake, it better be with Him.
I get seriously excited when Kris and I tithe. We don’t just give “every once in a while.” We give upon every increase. We get to tithe.
Some people argue that they cannot afford to tithe. I argue that I cannot afford not to.
Tomorrow, I’ll give some personal examples of how God has blessed our family through honoring Him with ten percent.
What are your thoughts?