Summary: Looking at the command to tithe from a different perspective
Are you tempted to tithe?
1. Riches vs10
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure,
pressed down, and shaken together, and running over,
shall men give into your bosom. For with the same
measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to
2 Cor 9:6 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.
Someone has said “It is not what you’d do with a million, if riches
should e’er be your lot, but what are you doing at present,
with the dollar and a quarter you’ve got.”
Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there heart be also.
James 5:1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries
that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and
your garments are motheaten.
2. Rewards vs 11 &12
Prov 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the
firstfruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled
with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
Ps 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the
multitude of their riches; 7 None of them can by any means
redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: 8
(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth
Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of
covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance
of the things which he possesseth.
Matt 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of
them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in
heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound
a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues
and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say
unto you, They have their reward. 3 But when thou doest alms,
let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That
thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in
secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God,
I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners,
unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice
in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the
publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his
eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be
merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to
his house justified rather than the other: for every one that
exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth
himself shall be exalted.
Mt. 23: 23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye
pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have
omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment,
mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not
to leave the other undone.
Jesus said, you were right to have tithed, but you also should have