Bible MunchBible Devotional / Bible Study Tithes and offeringWhat the Bible says about Tithing
You work hard for your money right? But, when that plate is passed around at Church,the last thing you want is to feel guilty, or pressured to give.
So, what does the Bible actually say aboutTithes and offering? And, what’s our responsibility today? In Malachi 3:8 it reads, Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me.
But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions.
That verse is often used to say that we arecommanded to give 10%, which is what tithe means.
So are we robbing God is we don’t tithe10%? Not according to Old Testament.
The Old Testament actually commands not one,but three different tithes.
One tenth went to support the Priests, anothertenth for sacred Festivals, and every three years, another tenth was collected to supportWidows, Orphans, and the poor.
Over three years that averages to, 23.
That was the Old Testament law.
But, we are not in the Old Testament, right? So, what does tithing look like in the New Testament? 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, Each one must giveas he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerfulgiver.
The New Testament never commands a specificamount to be given to the Church, instead it was a heart decision.
What did that look like? It looked like generous love.
Weekly collections were given to the Church,so the Gospel could go out.
Jesus once saw a poor woman offer 100% ofall she had, he commends her faith.
Even when people didn’t have any money togive, they sold their stuff so that they could give.
They gave out of love, not legalism.
They gave because it pleased God.
They gave because physical and eternal liveswere on the line.
They gave all they could, knowing God gaveall he could to us, through Jesus.
We should do the same.
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