If you can’t be trusted with little, why should you be trusted with much.
Stop stealing from God. He is the creator of everything. “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:8).”
If He trusted you with anything give Him the firstfruits. ” Bring ye all tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it ( Malachi 3:10).”
I know the devil will throw thoughts into your head such as “I’m barely making it now or why should I give the church my money when they have money, or it is not going to God, it’s going to the heads of the church.” Truth is those are deceitful thoughts planted by the devil.
You are barely making it or not seeing increase because you haven’t been faithful with what God has given you. (Ye are cursed with a curse for ye have robbed me (Malachi 3:9).”
The devil will tell you to worry about where the money is going. Do you worry about where your light or gas bill money is going? Of course not, all you care about is the continued service because you paid your bill. Same goes for the church. Why worry about where the money is going? The only thing you should have on your mind is your continued blessings from God for your obedience.
Another trick of the devil (cause he don’t have any new tricks, he has used one or all of these same old tired lines on each of us) the church is poor but the Pastor is rich. Guess what? Unless God gave you the burden of watching over His money in His church don’t do it. Those who God set aside for specific duties has to deal with God. Don’t let someone else’s sin cause you to stumble. You stumble when you take your eyes off God to watch someone else.
Look, the devil wants to destroy you. His reputation precedes him. He came to steal, kill and destroy.
There is going to be a great transferance of wealth from the wicked to the righteous. Which one are you?
Now think about this. Do you want to give the little you were only allowed to be trusted with to someone else or are you prepared to be on the receiving end of God’s blessings?
Pay your tithes and stop getting deceived out of your blessings. Obedience is greater than sacrifice!
Here are scriptures referring to everything I just said. If I missed one list it in the comments for others, share the wealth!
Proverbs 13:22, Mark 10:29-30, Proverbs 11:24, Luke 6:38, Proverbs 3:9, Acts 20:35, Luke 18:12, Proverbs 10:22, Luke 16:10, Philippians 4:19.
There are tons more swords about tithing in the bible. Choose the one that speaks to you and use it on the devil when he tries to prevent you from being obedient to God about His riches and blessings.