Summary: Giving of tithe and offerings is a test of who we thank and worship.
I remember walking into class and the teacher saying it was time to take the test more than 1 time I said what test?
Every time we get paid we take a test. The test is who do we thank who do we worship
Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Mal 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, (ordinary)and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
Mal 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Mal 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Mal 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
Mal 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.
Mal 3:13 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
Mal 3:14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
I want to help people. This will help Gods people.
1. Tithing is a test. are you going to believe that god can bless your 90% left over or will you do better with your 100%.
10 cents on every dollar. Why 10%? It is the same for everyone. It also represents testing
10 plagues in Egypt he tested pharaohs resolve and israel’s faith
10 commandments tested his people
God tested Israel 10 times in thewilderness
Laban changed Jacobs wages 10 times
10 virgins tested in Mathew 25
Sharack mesheck and Abednego were tested 10 days with their diet
How many disciples were there 12 just testing you
Giving is a test of the heart. And testing in giving is something we can do to God
We are already under a curse (affliction of evil for actions) we are born into one. Some would say but when I was saved I was set free from all curses.
Let me ask this as saved folk can we live any way we want to and not suffer?
Another argument people use is tithing was under the law. So if it was wrong under the law it is righ
Now? Kill steal adultery? There is consequences.
By the way tithing was way before the law and after the law. It was ordinary for Gods people to worship and honor god with their finances.
2. Tithing is biblical
Some think this is some crafty cool preacher trick to get rich or they think there is only 1 scripture for tithing/giving.
Gen 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.