Good Morning! Just the other day, my oldest son was asking me about tithing and it’s purpose. These scriptures in Malachi & 2 Corinthians, have always been my favorite because as a little girl, we said it every Sunday before tithes and offerings. I broke down the Scriptures for him, so that he knows what it means to give joyfully vs of necessity. He referenced the widow who tithed all she had. (He had studied prior to asking.) Then his face changed when I emphasized how God will pour out a blessing so big, that there won’t be room enough to receive it. I further explained how a blessing can be anything (not limited to $$) and I gave him examples of the blessings that God has poured out for our family. My son asked how much do we give? I said, all God is asking for is 10%. So if you make $10, you set aside $1 for God. His response; That’s it?! That’s easy!
Indeed, it is. God Bless your day, every one!
Malachi 3:8-10King James Version (KJV)
8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.