A Tithe of Time
Share Flipboard Email. Jack Zavada is a writer who covers the Bible, theology, and other Christianity topics. If a man wishes to redeem some of his tithe, he shall add a fifth to it. One shall not differentiate between good or bad, neither shall he make a substitute for it; and if he does substitute for it, then both it and the substitute shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed. As soon as the command was spread abroad, the people of Israel gave in abundance the firstfruits of grain, wine, oil, honey, and of all the produce of the field.
And they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything. And the people of Israel and Judah who lived in the cities of Judah also brought in the tithe of cattle and sheep, and the tithe of the dedicated things that had been dedicated to the Lord their God, and laid them in heaps. For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? This difference accounts for why African churches often have the financial power to build big churches and support its ministry. Sadly, some British churches may struggle to sustain themselves.
It should be noted however, that in many churches the tireless commitment to giving from the congregation means that they are able operate and minister to their communities.
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In my opinion, it is healthy to talk about money and although giving in an African church could sometimes be seen as over the top, churches and their mission work are supported by the congregation. Keeping your data secure is very important to us. By providing your personal details you agree to allow the Evangelical Alliance to contact you either on the basis of the consents you have given us or for our Legitimate Interests in accordance with current data protection regulations.
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England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales. It has no place in this present dispensation, the blood of Jesus has redeemed us and thus we should not trample his sacrifice under foot, treating it as an unholy thing by promoting salvation by works. Stop making people feel guilty for not paying tithe, God does not require it from us. We are supoose to give as we are led. Tony, thanks for taking the time to share your insight — I think the main point of confusion that we seem to be having is the difference between salvation and blessing. I am in complete agreement with you that tithing or any other work will not put us in a better place with God — Jesus did that for us.
On the other hand there is no denying that there are biblical principles and laws that God has set in place.
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Giving is just one of these laws God has set in place. Also, I am not sure how you think this post makes people for guilty for not tithing. Personally, I have clear evidence in my life that I have been far more blessed since I started tithing than I was before. Tithing is a matter of faith-point blank. Each person must determine in his or her heart do they really trust God?
I hear those who do not tithe because of their financial issues that prevent them from tithing and I say what a shame.
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I wonder if those people really are good stewards of their finances in the first place. I have friends who tithe and the ones who do not believe in what the bible clearly states are more materialistic and have financial problems. I cannot change their view so I am amazed that they bother to tell me their struggles and they how never put two and two together. Trusting God regardless of the situation is not so easy at first because fear sets in and God does not move according to your fear but your faith.
Please trust Him with His money. I also see how people purpose in their hearts to play with God by giving the money directly to the poor in place of tithing. God means what He says. If you do not believe me then read about Jonah and Saul, and Adam. I do because I believe in giving and my family receives abundant blessings as a result. If you keep in mind that you are giving God His money and not some preacher then you will comprehend the lesson of tithing. The lesson is to trust Him and Him only to supply all your needs.
God does not seem to move on our timetable and I believe that this is why people fear tithing.
Joseph had a dream that his family would bow down to him but I wonder what would have happened to Joseph if he had given up when: his brothers threw him in the hole: or when they sold him into slavery; or when he went into prison. Believe God! I speak form experience where it has hurt my flesh to tithe but my spirit is happy because I know that God has already made my way Isaiah In addition, keep your mind focused on God instead of the situation, remembering that Peter walked on water as he looked at Jesus but began to sink when he looked at the situation.
I perceive that some of your try your best worst to beat God and as He told Paul, you cannot kick against the pricks. You may believe that you are correct but the Holy Ghost will lead you into Truth.
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Truth is a place where your head knowledge means nothing and there God gets the glory. I pray for you all that you review all scriptures concerning giving and you will see that giving is a faith and heart issue more so than about money. Additionally, you must be lead by the spirit in order to comprehend spiritual matters. Please seek the Lord and the true intentions concerning tithing and you will believe God.
I wonder have you all considered why the first Christians sold all and shared their possessions amongst each other. I believe in giving more than the tithe because I love the Lord, I believe what He says, I believe in the principle of sowing and reaping, seedtime and harvest, and more important-obedience to our true and holy God. In review of the many scriptures on giving all throughout the bible, I can only conclude that God wants us to trust Him by giving. If your heart does not bear witness to giving the ten percent then that is your choice.
No one can change your heart but I did want to present an occasion where you all may revisit your view on why tithing is such a sore issue for you. Why are you kicking against the prick? I too faced judgement when my youngest of 5 was born with a life threatening liver disease.
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I was judged for having too much faith is that even possible? Owing a million in medical bills and needing to provide the necessities for our children was no easy feat. Sometimes it was change, sometimes a dollar bill and sometimes sharing what little food I had. God will deal with them. Sending you hugs, love, faith and prayers!
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I understand giving finacially to advance the kingdom. However, this is where I am torn.
My husband is in the trucking industry. He is a company driver. Needless to say, my salary is barely enough to support my three children ages 8, 12, and 15 and myself. I am currently enrolled in grad. I was also told that absences from Wed.
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Sonyia, Again, I must admonish you to trust God enough to know that He makes your ends meet financially. Most people I know who do not believe in tithing have financial problems. It troubles me that in this difficult time that there are so many people discouraging believers from tithing and we see the fruit. So please get your heart and spirit right before you tithe. Talk to others who tithe and they will attest to just how God makes the river in the desert. See, you are giving what you want to give and your finances are not blessed.
You may ask why but the answer is because you are being disobedient. This may not be your intent so I am not saying this to be harsh but we err because we do not know the scripture. Websites like this discourage believers from walking in the total blessings of God.