MORNINGTIME 4041by Benjamin Munsell on June 27, 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. Tithing is a concept from the Lord for you to see and understand where you stand on "Faith" and the "Keeping Power" of the Lord over your life. I'll explain. Flesh, self, and the old man nature are NEVER satisfied with what you have. They always want just a little more. They tell you you don't have enough and more will solve the problem. Really? "God is good, and I'm going to help Him out by buying a lottery ticket so when I win it big, if the Lord wants me to win, I can tithe on it and help all my friends". It doesn't matter the reason, ANY REASON, they all say, "God's not able so I'll do it my way". Back to the issue at hand. The Concept of Tithing says 90% is plenty and the Lord will take care of ALL your Needs if you'll just Trust Him and live Life as He Directs you. In the Old Testament, Tithing ways Law. Christ fulfilled ALL the Law, so in the New Testament, Grace, (to Believe Tithing is of the Lord) plus Obedience, (to Willingly and Gladly practice Tithing) equals a life lived INSIDE the Law, without even trying to remember the Law and the need to Obey it. In Christ, Tithing will become a natural Way of Life, just like breathing, you do it and don't even think about it. You're well Content will ALL the Lord gives you and even share some of that with those in need. That's Christ living THROUGH you, leaving you with His Joy and Peace. (PS, if you don't share and help others now, you won't when you "strike it rich" either). The "Heart" of Tithing says it's all the Lord's anyway, I'm just the Steward of my part to take care of as He sees fit. Prince or pauper, the numbers don't matter to, Be Blessed.