Give The Lord "His Cut!" · Friday, May 4th ·
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it (Malachi 3:10).
God’s plan for His kids is for them to walk in financial independence. His financial plan is such that guarantees your prosperity irrespective of all the economic meltdowns, downgrades, etc., plaguing today’s world. Recent happenings in many nations have further confirmed that the economic systems of the world can’t give permanent prosperity, because they’re doomed to fail. Therefore, as a Christian, you must play by a different set of rules; you must employ Kingdom principles in your finances.
One of such principles of financial increase for the Christian is tithing. Tithing means giving the Lord ten percent of your income; it’s a means of "circumcising" your finances. When you study in both the Old and New Testaments, you’d observe that the word circumcision is translated from the Hebrew "namal," and Greek "peritemno" respectively, which means "to cut out" or "take out a cut from." Thus, when you tithe or give to God, you’re "taking out a cut" for Him; you’re giving Him "His cut" of your income.
Observe again from our opening verse the great blessing that accrues to you from doing this: "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." Not only do you sanctify and connect your finances to Jehovah, when you pay your tithes consistently, you also set yourself up to receive unprecedented financial blessings.
Plus that, your understanding of spiritual realities is enhanced; you become divinely circumspect. The wisdom of God functions in you in such a unique way, guiding you away from trouble! That wisdom also causes you to function with financial intelligence such that you don’t incur losses because the devourer has been rebuked for your sake.
Durable riches and wealth are mine because I’m the seed of Abraham! Through my giving and paying of tithes, my finances are sanctified unto the Lord and my prosperity is guaranteed! The adversary and devourer are rebuked for my sake, and I function in increased grace for financial abundance in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
f u r t h e r s t u d y: Malachi 3:10; Galatians 6:7-8
Daily Scripture Reading
1 Year Reading Plan : 2 Samuel 18-19; John 1:19-51
2 Year Reading Plan : 1 Corinthians 3:10-23; Psalm 149-150