Do I Have to Tithe?
This is a cornerstone of real, biblical prosperity. God’s financial blessings are reserved for the tither alone. The person who fails to tithe disqualifies himself from receiving the abundance God has for him. God Himself said in Malachi 3:8, “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.”
According to the Bible, the first 10 percent of our income does not belong to us. It belongs to God. He owns it. If we use it on ourselves, we’ve stolen it from Him. Tithing isn’t just a matter of the pocketbook. It is a matter of the heart. That’s the way it is with everything as far as God is concerned. He always looks on the heart. When we find ourselves suffering financial lack and failing to enjoy the supernatural abundance God has promised, we should check our attitude—fast! We should make sure we’re giving God our best (not our leftovers) and honoring Him with our hearts.
Tithing activates THE BLESSING of God in our finances. Read Malachi 3:10-12. God promises that when you tithe, He’ll rebuke the devil and command him to keep his hands off your finances. And when God rebukes the devil, he stays rebuked! Don’t wait until your back is against the wall before you use your faith and begin tithing. Learn to act on what the Bible says now, and when Satan tries to pin you against the wall, you can smile and know that you have it made.