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When your tithing doesn't work

 

Whenever there’s a problem in a person’s life, with finances, someone who’s a born again believer, you think, maybe that person spends more money than they actually have; or maybe that person doesn’t balance their check book etc. No one ever thinks about the act of bill paying.
Remember the Bible quote, “Whatsoever a man sow, that shall he also reap?” I remember some years ago, when I first began tithing, I never knew how much, nor how to tithe, even when I read the Scripture of giving a tenth of your earnings. Later, I figured out how to subtract a tenth from my paycheck. However, I was confused as to how is giving a tenth, going to help me in my finances?
All through my years of paying tithes, I never quite got it right. I thought why am I still having financial problems? I thought I was faithful in giving tithes and offerings, but I heard a preacher say, I had to give my gross and not my net in my paycheck. So, naturally I started giving my gross. Time went by, and my finances were still the same. I couldn’t get ahead in life, and I was always borrowing money; Every time I get money, it seem to last only a day and it’s gone.
I never could understand why this was happening? I came to the conclusion, to not tithe at all. I thought why bother? After a few months, I started tithing again, but completely stopped again shortly afterwards.
It was just a few days ago, God revealed to me the reason why my finances were hung up, for all of these years. He brought a memory back to me, of how I never paid a company back, and it resulted in me having bad credit. He also showed all the other companies I’ve refused to pay back in the past, as well; I finally understood why my tithing didn’t work. I chose to give to God, and not to the debt collectors. In God’s eyes, that’s definitely not cool.
You may ask why on earth God would need money. The act of giving is a form of Godliness. God wants us to give money (tithes and offerings) to the church, so He can bless us back. Malachi: 3; 10. So, the act of not paying your debts is against God’s standards, according to this Scripture. 2 Kings Chapter 4, verse 7 (KJV) says
then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
Also, Matthew Chapter 18, verse 30 (KJV) says
and he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

I’ve got with my debtors, and I’m starting to see my finances slowly easing up.
I wish I’d cared more about this, and taken better measures in spending in the past, maybe it would have saved me from unnecessary heartache.
Once you find yourself not having enough money to make ends meet, ask yourself, “What am I doing?” And, when you find out, fix it.
This article may sound more like tips on finance, then tithing.
Born again believers should tithe because God said so; we should also tithe to reap the harvest, and all what God has for us.
God wants us to prosper, even as our souls prosper. 3 John 1:2
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sharonrose | Mon Jan 09, 2012, 11:01

Thank you to your blog entry, which aware me. I really enjoyed.


yalanda | Tue Jan 10, 2012, 11:01

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I totally agree that it is responsible and Godly to repay our debtors as instructed in Romans 13:8, "Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another..." and Proverbs 3:27 "Do not hold good for those whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it."

I have been confused about tithing as well mainly due to the fact that I find that churches generally preach a one-sided message in regards to tithing, but I don't recall my church ever mentioning Jesus's instructions to tithe without neglecting more important matters such as: justice, mercy, and faithfulness. (Matthew 23:23) and the other verse about not giving to the point that you are suffering, as well as giving in proportion to what you have.

 


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