Friday, March 19, 2010

I BELIEVE in Tithing!!

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

Save, spend and give—my big three principles. Most people forget about the giving part because they think I only scream "Save, save, save!"

Giving liberates the soul of the giver. You never walk away feeling badly. Whether through a tithe, charitable contribution, or gift to a friend in need, give away at least some of your money. Not only does it generate good, but it generates contentment.

Remember, no one has ever become poor by giving.

Is it acceptable to pause tithing in tough financial times?
The Bible does not mention anything about "pausing" tithing. Neither does it say that we will go to Hell if we do not tithe.

The tithe, which is a scriptural mandate, was not instituted for God's benefit because He already has all the money He needs. He does not need our money.

So why does He ask us to give 10% to Him? Tithing was created for our benefit. It is to teach us how to keep God first in our lives and how to be unselfish people. Unselfish people make better husbands, wives, friends, relatives, employees and employers. God is trying to teach us how to prosper over time.

Many people have observed that after they stopped tithing, their finances seemed to get worse. In the Book of Malachi, God promises that if you do not rob Him of your tithing, He will rebuke your devourers and protect you.

If you cannot live off 90% of your income, then you cannot live off 100%. It does not require a miracle for you to get through the month. I think that if you sit down and look at your budget, you will see that you can make it while giving at least 10%. Read the Bible and take from it what you will, and if you tithe, do it out of love for God, not guilt.

I do not beat people up for not tithing because Jesus certainly did not, but let me encourage you to keep tithing.

Dave's Advice on Tithing and Giving
from on 27 Jul 2009

I'd love to hear your thoughts on tithing......


  1. I know tithing is not a universal thing in the world, but every successful, wealthy person, says that they contribute to some sort of charity first. I believe 100% with paying tithing. It might seem like a struggle during some months to pay that money, but the blessings out way the money. When I give 10% of what we have, I know we are blessed 100% more. And, I know that money is going to build up families, communities, churches, and individuals. The hardest struggles we face, are the biggest lessons in life. We are learning so many things from making that small 10% 'sacrifice.'

  2. I also think that giving a certain % of your income is the best thing to do.. whether it's tithing, to a favourite charity, food banks, etc... no matter how little we've lived on, we've always given to others. Right now we give monthly to the Canadian Cancer Society & we sponsor a child every month. Best money we spend all month!