Before we start
spending, we are to honor God by giving Him his part first.
It's in the Bible, Proverbs 3:9, TLB. "Honor the Lord by
giving Him the first part of all your income."
What part of our
income has the Lord claimed as His?
It's in the Bible, Leviticus 27:30, TLB. "A tenth of the
produce of the land, whether grain or fruit, is the Lord's, and is
Tithing is a way
to teach us that God must be our #1 priority.
It's in the Bible,
Deuteronomy 14:22-23, TLB. "You must tithe all of your crops every
year. Bring this tithe to eat before the Lord your God at the place
He shall choose as His sanctuary; this applies to your tithes of
grain, new wine, olive oil, and the firstborn of your flocks and
herds. The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God
first in your lives."
How was the
tithe used in Israel?
It's in the Bible, Numbers 18:21, TLB. "You priests may
own no property, nor have any other income, for I am all that you
need. As for the tribe of Levi, your relatives, they shall be paid
for their service with the tithes from the entire land of Israel."
It's in the Bible, Matthew 23:23, NIV. "Woe to you,
teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth
of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the
more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness.
You should have practiced the latter without neglecting the former."
How does Paul
say the gospel ministry is to be supported?
It's in the Bible, I Corinthians 9:13-14, TLB. "Don't
you realize that God told those working in His temple to take for
their own needs some of the food brought there as gifts to Him? And
those who work at the altar of God get a share of the food that is
brought by those offering it to the Lord. In the same way the Lord
has given orders that those who preach the Gospel should be
supported by those who accept it."
fundamental basis does the requirement of tithe paying rest?
It's in the Bible, Psalm 24:1, TLB. "The earth belongs
to God! Everything in all the world is His!"
wealth come from?
It's in the Bible, Deuteronomy 8:18, NIV. "But remember
the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce
In addition to
the tithe what are we told to bring to his courts?
It's in the Bible, Psalm
96:8, NIV. "Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an
offering and come into His courts."
God says we rob
Him if we don't give tithe and offerings.
It's in the Bible,
Malachi 3:8, NIV. "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob Me. But you ask,
'How do we rob You?' In tithes and offerings."
How does God
suggest we test His promised blessings?
It's in the Bible, Malachi 3:10, NIV. "Bring the whole
tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test
Me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open
the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will
not have room enough for it."
Give with joy,
because you want to please God.
It's in the Bible, II Corinthians 9:7, NIV. "Each man
should give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a
God says your
gift should honestly reflect how much you've been given.
It's in the Bible, Deuteronomy 16:17, NIV. "Each of you
must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has