Text: Matthew 23: 23-24
“Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.” Galatians 3:7
If there is any belief of the church that the devil has attacked so much in the recent times, it is tithing. Some believers, out of ignorance, have also been swept off their faith by these attacks of the enemy.
These ignorant people believe that tithing is an obsolete doctrine since the law has ended with Jesus’ death. No. Tithing didn’t even begin in the time of Moses ( for the law came through Moses) but with Abraham (Gen 14:19). Just like marriage didn’t start with the law but from the beginning. Thus, Jesus referred to this beginning when the Pharisees argued in support for divorce which was given under the law (Matt 19:4-6).
They also argued that the New Testament doesn’t support tithing. “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.” (Matt 23:23 NLT). The scribes and Pharisees paid tithe so strictly and religiously that they didn’t consider anything as too minute to be left out. Yet, they left out the heart of worship. They showed no justice, mercy and love while they paid tithe. They were just concerned about giving the money. Notice what Jesus said, “…You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.” This means, give your tithe but don’t forget to do justice, show mercy and love. Simple!
Friends, don’t be a victim of these lies of the enemy. If tithing was abolished, then Abraham’s blessings are no longer accessible. Thank God, that through tithing and faith in Christ, we can claim the blessings of Abraham. Glory!
1. Father, let me never fall to the tricks of the enemy by being unfaithful to my tithing in Jesus name.
2. Father, as I faithfully give my tithe, let the covenant blessings of Abraham be released on me in Jesus name.
1. Tithing did not begin from Moses but with Abraham.
2. I draw the blessings of Abraham by being faithful to God and paying my tithe.