Monday, July 5, 2010
Of all the obligations which a true Christian must do for God, the hardest thing to accomplish is to give our tithes to the Lord. Christians are bound by this precept of the Lord, that we should give ten percent of whatever we earn to the Lord as a gesture of acknowledging that everything in this world is His. It is very hard to dissociate ourselves with the things we possess and acknowledge that we are only stewards of God's blessings in our lives. Testing the Lord is normally a grievous sin against Him. But in the area of tithing, God challenges all His children to test Him on this. In Malachi 3:10, the Lord challenges all with this verse, "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 you will not have room enough for it." I must admit that I really had a hard time complying with this admonition especially if the money on hand was not even sufficient to cover all the projected expenses. But if we faithfully comply with this precept of God, we will see God's miraculous power unfold in our lives. God will give us wisdom to spend only what is truly necessary and bounties will come from unexpected sources. And God will perform His miracle of multiplication which He did when He fed the five thousand people with just five loaves of bread and two fishes as narrated in the Bible. We will just be amazed that our few and insufficient money will be able to cover all our necessary expenses. Help will come from unexpected sources. I have seen this happen in my life so many times that I lost count of it. Try it and be totally amazed.
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Tithing, Divine Providence, Faith, Good Steward, Faithful, Miracle, Trust In The Lord, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla