“GOD ONLY BLESSES TITHERS” is the 3rd lesson in a 9-part teaching series entitled “A Pastor Rebukes a Non Tither.” In this lesson the Pastor tells his church member (our YouTube subscriber) that “God only blesses those that tithe…”
We take a closer look at this statement and determine whether this statement is biblically correct.
Quote from the Letter:
“God only blesses those that tithe because they want to give, not because they feel obligated. Since you have a problem with giving a tithe then you will remain in the same state.”
In this lesson we will address these key points:
1. Everyone in the Bible did not tithe
2. God does not bless Christians based upon the tithe
3. Tithing and Giving are not the same
Tithing was mandatory under the Law of Moses and was required of ancient Israel. Under the Old Covenant the Lord blessed ancient Israel for their obedience to the Law of Moses.
The belief that God only blesses people who pay so-called tithes (10 percent of their income) is not biblical. A few of the most notable biblical figures who did not tithe include Jesus and the apostle Paul, yet God blessed them. In his Beatitudes Jesus gives several examples of the type of people who are blessed. So the notion that God only blesses so-called tithers is not supported by scripture.
First and foremost, receive blessings by God’s Grace. Moreover, Christian believers receive blessings in accordance to their faith and their obedience to the Spirit. It is true that God blesses you when you give, but keep in mind that giving and tithing are not the same. Giving is the Christian way. In the New Testament Spirit-led, voluntary giving is encouraged for the Christian believer – not tithing.