MORNINGTIME 4039by Benjamin Munsell on June 23, 2022
And now, behold, I have BROUGHT the Firstfruits of the land, which thou, O Lord, hast GIVEN me. And thou shalt SET it before the Lord thy God, and WORSHIP before the Lord thy God: And thou shalt REJOICE in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath GIVEN unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you. Deuteronomy 26:10-11. There are a lot of action words here and they come from both you as the thither and the Lord as the receiver of the tithe. As you Bring Give and Set, the tithe before the Lord, He, in His Great Pleasure will give you the Spirit of Worship and Rejoicing to such a degree that you may soon forget about the "sting" of giving up that which you REALLY need and replace that "sting" with an absolute Joy, Peace and Desire to give even more to the Lord. The Lord knows what you need, and in His Mind, you only need 90% of what you have and can easily do without that leftover 10%. The trouble starts when you listen to your flesh, self and old man nature as they try to convince you that you REALLY need that very important remaining 10%, as you truly need it more that the Lord does. After all, He owns the cattle on a thousand hills and certainly won't miss your little bit. The Truth is, as you Trust the Lord and give that 10%, the Lord will replace your physical 10% with a Spiritual Joy and Peace that tells you this tithing law makes no monetary sense, BUT IT ALWAYS WORKS OUT. And very soon this Joy and Peace DESIROUSLY starts to Grow to 15%, 20%, 30%, to whatever you like as you learn, it's all His anyway, and discover you can't out give the Lord. Tithing now goes from a have-to burden, to a want-to Joy. The Purest "Pay-off" is when the Lord can ask you for ANYTHING of yours and you give it to Him instantly, knowing His Plans are the Best Plans and He'll take better care of it than you EVER could. Go ahead, test the Lord on Tithing, see if all He Promises comes to pass as He said it would, and you, Be Blessed.