Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tithing: A Type And Shadow Of Christ

Malachi 3:8-10, “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10 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.

When all is said and done, the words of Malachi chapter are a type and shadow of Christ.

God's tithe and offering to man (in the form of Jesus) was such a great blessing poured out from Heaven that no man could contain it.

Those who are not born again will be cursed with the curse for not beveling on Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

It's that simple!

One of the biggest dangers of tithing is that it commonly limits most Christians to only giving ten percent and generosity flies out the window. On the the hand, tithing will bring high-mindedness in the manner of “I earned it with my giving”. If we are earning things in our own power, why do we need Jesus?

We are to give as we purpose in our hearts under the New Covenant (2 Corinthians 9:7). When we learn of and begin to appreciate God's love for us, we will give more by accident than we ever could have on purpose. After all, it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). God set the ultimate example of giving when He gave His only begotten Son.