There are instances that a question or doubt comes into my mind of whether to give a tithe or part of the resources given to me. Whether to use the resources that were entrusted to me by God just for myself and not to give to others.
As per Marazzo 2018, tithing is the matter of the heart. The main principle of tithing and giving is the fact that what we do with our money shows where our heart is. Matthew 6:21 says “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” When we are able to give 10% or more of our income instead of keeping that money for ourselves, it shows that our heart isn’t tied to our money and that we love God more than our money. Matthew 23:23, Jesus talks to the Pharisees, condemning them for tithing to the penny but neglecting the more important issues of justice, mercy, and faith. He then goes on to tell them that they should in fact tithe, but that they shouldn’t neglect the more important things (Marazzo, 2018).
Pastor Evans delivers a powerful illustration of how hearing the word and believing the word are two different things. It’s one thing to simply go to church and hope that things work out, but God’s provision follows those who believe and act on the words He has spoken (Evans, 2018). God’s provision follows those who believe in giving and managing well the resources that were given. And not only believe but act on it and give.
Based on the video, I have the choice of whether to drink the water just for myself or prime the pump. The choice is mine or shall I say… the choice is ours.
- Evans, T. (2018). God’s Provision Follows Belief . Retrieved from https://youtu.be/WsaFjKw8mBM
- Marazzo, C. (2018). Tithing in the Bible – Is Tithing for the New Testament Believer?. Retrieved from https://www.crosswalk.com/family/finances/is-tithing-for-the-new-testament-believer-11579309.html