Love to Tithe!
“Behold, what a drudgery and weariness this is!” (Malachi 1:13, amp).
Have you ever had that thought when you were writing out your tithe check? Have you ever wanted to hide your pocketbook from God so you wouldn’t have to give? If so, you need to change your attitude, or it will prevent you from receiving your financial harvest. It will stop your increase.
Refuse to harbor such dishonorable thoughts toward God in your heart. Rebuke them and say, “No! I will not have that attitude. I love God and I love to tithe my tithe!”
Actually, we ought to be like a little child when it comes to giving. Have you ever noticed how excited children get when their parents give them some money to put in the offering? They can hardly wait to give it.
We ought to be the same way. We ought to look forward to giving our tithes and offerings all week long.
You see, just as tithing opens the door to increase and the blessings of God, stealing God’s tithe and using it on yourself opens the door to decrease and the financial destruction the devil brings. You’ll never come out ahead by keeping the tithe.
Ken and I know that from personal experience. Right after we were born again, before we had much revelation of the Word, we would try tithing for a few months. Then we’d decide we needed the money more than God did so we’d stop. As a result, we just kept on decreasing financially. We kept on getting deeper in debt.
When we began to learn and obey God’s Word, we made a quality decision to tithe first, no matter what. That’s when our finances turned around. We began to increase and we’ve been increasing ever since! Our increase increases continually!
If you’re not experiencing the kind of supernatural increase the Bible says belongs to a tither, then check your attitude. Check your heart. When your heart is right, you’ll have a hard time not getting excited about it! You’ll want to jump and shout and praise God every time you think about it. You won’t begrudge God His 10 percent. You’ll thank Him for letting it flow through your hands. You’ll just love to tithe!
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I honor the Lord with my substance and with the firstfruits of all my increase. My barns are filled with plenty and my presses burst out with new wine. (Proverbs 3:9-10)
Scripture Study: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11