Many church goers don’t realize the Benefits Of Tithing and often miss out on their blessings. Here are a few encouraging thoughts for you to take heed to. You will be blessed you did.
Tithing is mandatory for all Christians as commanded by God in the book of Malachi. Tithing is necessary for Christians; as refraining from paying tithes is seen as robbery by God. Malachi 3:8 says “Will a man rob God? Yet You have robbed me!. But you say, ‘in what way have we robbed you?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed me, even this whole nation”. This emphasizes the importance of tithing to God.
Curses are the consequences for not tithing, so what are the benefits to be derived from tithing? God attaches a lot of blessings to tithing, which a regular tither is sure to benefit. Malachi 3; verses 10-12 contain the benefits that God promised a tither. These benefits are to be enjoyed by the tither and the church and extend to the nation as a whole.
God admonished us to bring our tithes to the church, so there may be food in the house of God; which is the church. The church which is the body of Christ would be edified with our tithes, thereby bringing the blessings of God onto the church, and its members therein. God promises to open the windows of heaven, and pouring on tither blessings that would be so great, there will not be enough room to receive it. This represents divine increase and multiplication in every area of life for a tither. These blessings guarantee prosperity, sound health and peace of mind for a believer.
God also promises to rebuke the devourer from destroying the fruit of your ground. A faithful tither will have his business safe as God will protect it from the devil and his devices. A tither’s business would be safe from fraud, sabotage, and theft; while also having job security and earning good profits. God’s word in Malachi 3:11 “Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field” signifies God’s that a tither’s endeavor would always prosper, no matter what career or business, you are into, regardless of the economic conditions at the time.
Tithing also prospers a nation, as a nation of faithful tithers would be a nation of blessed citizens. This would bring growth and development to all aspects of the economy. Malachi 3:12 says “And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land”, says the Lord of hosts”, validating this promise of national prosperity.
Tithing regularly shows your faithfulness to God and, He will be happy to enlarge your coast. Tithing to the church, which helps in building the church supports the Great Commission of spreading the gospel. It is also useful in catering for the less fortunate in the church and society at large. Tithing also guards Christians against selfishness, as Act 20:35 teaches that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
ENCOURAGE YOURSELF: God loves believers who obey his words, and as such faithful tithers are sure to experience the hands of God working powerfully in their lives.