Let our Giving reflect our Gratitude.
Let us begin with the word ‘Tithe’. The word ‘tithe’ is in the Old Testament but not in the New Testament and it simply means ‘A tenth of’, but more important than that, what is reflected and was symbolic of was the first fruits. When people who were agriculturists or farmers cultivated, their first fruits or harvest they would give to the Lord.
They would do that because of gratitude because they were thankful. They would do that out of love for God, because they wanted to recognise, in the sight of everyone, that they believe that God owns everything. That God is the one who provides. A tithe isn’t a tax. It is something you do out of gratitude. It is a declaration that says “right from the wallet to the financial statement, I believe that God is the most important. I believe that God’s work is most important.”
When you’re grateful you’ll be happy.
When you are faithful, God will give you breakthroughs in your financial life.
He will not just expand the 90% to make it a 100%, He is going to give you the wisdom to spend that 90% in such a way that you will have more to give. You will have more to be generous with. And those who are generous will always be resourced by God because it reflects its character.