Understanding Tithing

Tenth of something and everything you get brought in voluntarily. Given to the Levite’s who serve in the tent of meeting.

REFERENCE: Deuteronomy 14:22-25: 2 Chronicles 31: 5: Leviticus 27:30-32, Nehemiah 10:37, Nehemiah 12: 44, Nehemiah 13: [5], Malachi 3: 10-12, Hebrews 7:8, Deuteronomy 26:12, Matthew 23: [23]Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Why we should tithe

  • Honor God - Matthew 22:21
  • Acknowledge my heritage - Galatians 3:29
  • Fulfil the covenant - 2 Corinthians 3:11
  • Show my love for Jesus
  • Fulfill an obligation
  • Escape condemnation Malachi 3:8-10
  • Spread the gospel - 1 Corinthians 9:14
  • Enjoy Gods blessings
  • Be consistent - 1 Timothy 4:12

Benefits of Tithing

  • God is pleased by my obedience
  • Helps to keep my priorities right Matt 6:33
  • God is honoured by my faithfulness
  • Eligible for a blessing
  • Guards Christians from selfishness
  • God loves cheerful giver
  • Supports the great commission Mathew 28:18
  • Ensures that your needs will be met
  • Helps to meet the needs of Gods people 1 for 16:1_2
  • Reminds us that God is the true owner of all we have 1 Timothy 6:17-18