Tithing is An Act of Obedience to God (Evening)
Matthew 23:23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
Once, Jesus spoke to His disciples and multitude. He rebuked the way of life of the Pharisees and the scribes for actively tithing but forgetting mercy, justice, and faith. Jesus issued a very important statement “These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. He reminded us that we should not ignore tithe.
Some of us might still think that tithing was only done in the Old Testament era. Based on the verse we have read and the story above, we may understand that when Jesus was in the world, Jesus SAYS about it. Yes, tithing is a commandment from God. We give the one-tenth of every income. It is God’s part and we are obliged to return it as proof of our obedience.
It is no coincidence that God gave us the theme ‘Blessing for All Seasons’ this month. God wants to take us into the Covenant of Blessing and reminding us of the importance of tithing. If today we hear His voice calling us into His Covenant of Blessings, let’s not harden our hearts. Respond with joy, gratitude, and the right perspective. All tithe is managed by humans, BUT GOD ACCEPTS OUR OFFERING AND sees OUR OBEDIENCE. When we obey in this matter, then God will be pleased. We will live in His favor and the Blessings for All Seasons will be poured out in our lives. Hallelujah!
TITHING is an act of obedience to GOD.
1. Do you tithe regularly?
2. What often hinders you from tithing?
3. What things did the Lord remind you to change or to do today?
“Lord Jesus, You are the owner of our lives. Everything we have comes from You. Teach us to obey and no longer harden our hearts when You bring us into Your Covenant of Blessing. We know You love us and You have provided blessings in all seasons for us. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen.”