Why do we do what we do? As Christians, we live according to the Kingdom of God. In His Kingdom, tithing is a way of life. Tithing is how we honor God and activate His blessing on our lives. Life is a series of choices. We choose to operate in the blessings of God or the curses of the world. Tithing is your blessing connection.

  1. As a Christian, am I to tithe?
    1. Our hope and expectation comes as a result of studying and learning the Word written in the former days (Romans 15:4, AMP).
      1. We see a representation of tithing even as far back as the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:16, 17).
        1. God told Adam that he could eat of any tree except one because it belonged to Him.
        2. Likewise, a portion of all of our income belongs to God (Leviticus 27:30-32). iii. Tithe means tenth; 10 percent of our income belongs to God.
    2. Abram brought his tithe to Melchizedek, his high priest.
      1. Out of gratitude, Abram brought his tithe to the high priest and Melchizedek pronounced God's blessing on him (Genesis 14:18-23).
        1. God honors a vow to tithe the same as the tithe itself (Genesis 28:18-22).
      2. When you bring your tithe to church, you are bringing the tithe to Jesus, your high priest.
      3. Jesus then extends the blessing to you just as Melchizedek did for Abram.
      4. The blessing that comes from tithing leads you on a path to success; sin, and a refusal to walk in love, block the blessing of God.

  2. Under the old covenant, there was a law to tithe (Deuteronomy 14:22-29).
    1. Jesus came to fulfill the law, not destroy it (Matthew 5:17-20).
    2. Love is like a curtain rod upon which everything hangs (Matthew 22:34-40).
      1. Every law and prophetic word hangs on the law of love.
    3. Love meets the old covenant requirements and fulfills the law (Romans 13:10).

  3. God wants our love for Him to move us to tithe.
    1. Abram tithed because of His love and gratitude toward God, not out of obligation.
    2. You should see tithing as an opportunity to show God your love and gratitude.
    3. Jesus did not command tithing because the love law incorporated tithing.
      1. Love God so much that tithing becomes automatic for you.

Scripture References:

  • Romans 15:4, AMP
  • Genesis 2:16, 17
  • Leviticus 27:30-32
  • Genesis 14:18-23
  • Genesis 28:18-22
  • Deuteronomy 14:22-29
  • Matthew 22:34-40
  • Matthew 5:17-20
  • Romans 13:10