THURSDAY 21ST APRIL,2016
TOPIC: GIVE GOD HIS TITHE (l)
TEXT: Leviticus 27:30 ‘And all the tithe of the land, whether of seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S,It is holy to the LORD.
Instead of saying, ‘I’m giving God my tithe’ you should say, ‘I’m giving God His tithe.’ you may say, ‘I earned it, so I own it,’ No, The Bible says, ‘the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein’ (Psalms 24:1). God owns every square foot of land on earth and every person who walks on it—including you. You’re not an owner, you’re a steward and while a good steward deserves to be well rewarded by his master, his first priority is to please him and carry out his will, The Bible says, ‘A tithe of everything…belongs to the Lord,., Get your thinking straight on ‘this issue! In God’s eyes 10 per cent of your income is ‘dedicated funds’ to be used for one thing only—His purposes on the earth. Tithing isn’t how the church raises its budget; it’s how God raises His children.
We distort God’s Word when we teach tithing as a means of getting money to pay off church debt, or as a substitute for other worn-out methods of fund raising, or as a cure-all for the church’s financial shortfalls…The bible says,…son (daughter)….give me thine heart…’ (Proverbs 23:26). When God has your heart’s deepest affection You’ll give gladly, not grudgingly. The first man in Scripture to tithe was Abraham. Why did he do it? Gratitude, because God had delivered him from the hand of an enemy who was out to destroy him. Has God delivered you? Has He blessed you? Then show your gratitude by giving Him His portion!
STUDY THE BIBLE
ACTS 9:1-25/JOSHUA 3:1-5/JOB 22