Why Is Tithing Important

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We need to understand that everything we "own" is really on loan from God. Tithing and giving are practical steps that help frame this mindset.

In my opinion, giving is the first priority short-term bucket. Why? Because I believe that giving has the most potential to free us financially, spiritually, and emotionally. As you and I practice the spiritual discipline of giving on a regular basis, we are living out one of the most foundational principles for financial wisdom: God owns it all, and I am most a peace with my money when I can hold it with an open hand. If you are skeptical, take some time to browse the topics in this bucket and consider what a change in your giving might do for your finances.

WHY IS TITHING IMPORTANT?

In the Bible, tithing is typically 10%.

You should tithe because the Bible commands you to do so.

Prov. 3:9 “Honor the Lord from your wealth, and from the first of all your produce.” (NAS)

Mal. 3:10 “’Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test me now in this,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.’” (NAS)

I Cor. 16:1-2 “Now about the collection for God’s people: do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.” (NIV)

Your giving should be proportionate, as the Lord has prospered you, and as a minimum, 10%.

You need to tithe as a recognition that everything you have comes from God. God does not need your money. He needs you to know that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matt. 6:21) As you give, you recognize God’s ownership, and you will receive the joy and the blessing of being submissive, obedient and grateful to your God.

Have an attitude of gratitude. It is best to tithe every week out of the amount that God has blessed you with, so you can benefit by understanding what God has done for you.

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