🍒🍇SEEDS OF DESTINY
DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE
MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER, 2022
TOPIC: TITHING: WHAT GOD EXPECTS FROM YOU
SCRIPTURE: What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. Luke 11:42 (NLT).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you pay tithe but ignore justice and the love of God, it is not acceptable before God.
The Scripture makes it clear that tithing was confirmed and commanded by the Master in the New Testament. Luke 11:42 says,
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
The New Living Translation renders Luke 11:42 thus:
What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.
Pease take note of the statement: You should tithe, yes…
This means that the tithe was confirmed and commanded by our Master Jesus Christ in the New Testament. The Pharisees were careful to tithe but they ignored justice. That was not right.
Now, how does this apply to our lives today? A Christian brother may move about breaking the hearts of young ladies but claims to be paying tithe in church; he knows that he would not marry the lady he is deceiving, yet he keeps wasting her time. That is evil. Some people even steal from their places of work and use part of the money to pay tithe. God does not accept such a tithe.
Beloved, when you pay tithe but ignore justice and the love of God, it is not acceptable before God. When we pay tithe but neglect other important things like righteousness and justice, God will not receive our tithe.
Remember this: When you pay tithe but ignore justice and the love of God, it is not acceptable before God.
1. Refuse to be swayed by the current misconceptions about tithing, especially on the social media.
2. Let the Word of God be your guide on all issues, especially on the matter of the tithe.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for opening my eyes to see another dimension of the tithe. I receive the grace to pay my tithe always and to connect with what is in Your Hands for me, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE POWER TO GET WEALTH
QUOTE: Do not spend the money that enters your hand until God has been given His portion. That portion is what is called ‘the tithe’. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Daniel 7-9.
AMAZING FACT: Your bone is stronger than steel. The block of bone the size of a match box can support up to 18,000 pounds of weight.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The grace to tithe acceptably in holiness and righteousness is released upon you in Jesus Name.