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.
Good morning,Matter of the mind. Mind can be dangerous if we do not watch over the thoughts we entertain. In John 10:7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them.
Isn’t it amazing that we only attribute this scripture to listening to other religious philosophies? Must people will not consult the fact that before they received Christ they follow their own thinking, which is what opens the door to the thieves and robbers.
Shut the door on ignorance by educating your thoughts (sheep) and change the world!
Get into fellowship with the word and change the course of thinking ( sheep) which will change the outcome of your life and generations to come. Amen! In Jesus name!
The blessing comes through Holy Spirit led instruction. Listening and following directions is key to receiving. Listening demonstrates our ability to receive communication and effectively follow through with what’s given to receive what were working toward. Listening opens the door to healthy relationships as well as blessings. Isaac blesses Jacob after giving him guidance on what type of woman to marry. How many of us have missed God in this area? Do we listen or not listen to instructions? Are we developing children who take on rebellion as Esau or Jacob who received guidance and the blessings?
This is the manner of receiving …
Genesis 28:1-4 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan
2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughers of Laban thy mother’s brother.
3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
Following Gods word is a guide for the open doors, recovery, healing, favor, and blessings!
In Jesus name!