The Importance of Tithes and Offerings
As we operate in the law, order, and principles of God’s word, we position ourselves to experience His best. In Malachi 3:10, kjv; God says, “and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Giving “tithes and offerings” is serious business, and I believe this is not only a practice for the Old Testament, but for the New Testament, as well as for today.
We honor God when He is first place in our life. Sowing “tithes and offerings” is especially honorable when it is given from our first fruits and not our last fruits. Proverbs 3:9, kjv; says, “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:” In 1 Corinthians 14:40, kjv; it states, “Let all things be done decently and in order.” This lets us know that there is “order” expected even in our giving.
In this book, I address whether “tithes and offerings” is a practice that should be honored today, and if so, what is the order according to God’s word. I also discuss what I have learned through my life experiences, that has proven to me, obedience to God’s word is far better than sacrifice. (1 Samuel 15:22, kjv)