Trusting God with our Finances- Tithe

Okay, I know you have probably heard this a million times before, so I’ll keep it short and to the point. Tithing, the act of giving God back a tenth of “our” income (which actually belongs to Him!), is an excellent tool to help us along the way to fully trusting God with our finances. I’m not denying that it is incredibly hard to tithe when money is tight, but scripture actually tells us to test God in this way.

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
— Malachi 3:10

Following this instruction will strengthen our trust in Him, because, like the scripture says, when we test him, he will show up! I don’t know about you, but I want to see those blessings pour out into my life!

When we tithe we also acknowledge God as the owner of our money. I’d like to challenge us to frame our thinking in a way that recognizes that all we think we own, really belongs to Him. Now, don’t you think that God, the creator of Heaven and Earth, is capable of taking care of all that he owns? Surely, with this mindset, the act of tithing will deepen our trust in Him to provide for us financially.

It’s likely you haven’t learned anything new in regards to tithing from my post. My prayer for you is that my words can serve as an encouragement to start tithing if you haven’t already, or to encourage you to keep tithing it if it’s something you’ve been committed to for awhile now.