With all the different technologies today everybody has different preferences how to handle their money. We know with today's society many have a heart to give financially. Our online giving makes it easy and safe to give anywhere you have an internet connection. You can use any device, even your smart phone, to give Tithes, Offerings, or any other Donations. Your giving is appreciated.
"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver."
2 Corinthians 9:2 (NKJV)
Why tithe? Tithing reflects a grateful heart that wants to give back to God a portion of what he has given us; in reality, what is already His. Tithing is our opportunity to show God that He is first in our lives. James 1:17 says that "every good and perfect gift is from above", so we have an opportunity to tangibly show God He is the "owner" of our finances by giving back to Him the first of what He gives us.
1. Tithing reflects our heart. What is the most important thing to you? Jesus said in Matthew 6:21 that "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." We can see the reality of the world today and the exaltation of the financially successful, and more personally you can see that by looking at your own checkbook.
"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this," says the Lord hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessings that there will not be room enough to receive it." Malachi 3:10
2. Tithing is biblical. Long before tithing was a practice of the Israelite people, Cain and Abel, the second generation of the human race, brought an offering to the Lord. The Lord blessed Abel's offering, but rejected Cain's. Abel brought the "firstborn of his flock," while Cain brought "some of the fruits of the soil" as an offering. God wants to be first. The following scriptures show how tithing is biblical.
"And it shall be, when you come into the land which the Lord your God
is giving you as an inheritance, and you possess it and dwell in it, that
you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground,
which you shall bring from your land that the Lord your God is giving
you, and put it in a basket and go to the place where the Lord your
God chooses to make His name abide." Deuteronomy 26:1-1
3. Tithing is a benefit. God's kingdom is built on multiplication, not division. God uses the tithes as an investment where everyone involved gets a return on the investment. Obviously, the church and the kingdom are blessed, and yet God's nature is to also bless the giver. This principle is highlighted in the passage below.
"Moreover he commanded the people who dwelt in Jerusalem to contribute
support for the priests and the Levites, that they might devote themselves
to the Law of the Lord.
As soon as the commandment was circulated, the children of Israel brought in
abundance the first fruits of grain and wine, oil and honey, and of all the
produce of the field; and they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything.
And the children of Israel and Judah, who dwelt in the cities of Judah,
brought the tithe of oxen and sheep; also the tithe of holy things which
were consecrated to the Lord their God they laid in heaps.
In the third month they began laying them in heaps, and they finished in the
seventh month. And when Hezekiah and the leaders came and saw the
heaps, they blessed the Lord and His people Israel. Then Hezekiah
questioned the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps. And
Azariah the chief priest, from the house of Zadok, answered him and said,
"Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the Lord,
we have had enough to eat and have plenty left, for the Lord has blessed
His people; and what is left is this great abundance."
2 Chronicles 31:4-10