Part 6: Giving. Purpose of Giving.
“You shall surely tithe all the produce from what you sow, which comes out of the field every year. You shall eat in the presence of the Lord your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always.”(Deuteronomy 14:22-23)
According to these verses we tithe that we
might learn what?
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever"
According to this verse the fear of
the Lord is what?
“Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce.”(Proverbs 3:9)
"Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes, says
the Lord of hosts”
God will punish those who don’t tithe.
If we sow sparingly we will reap sparingly.
“As thunder follows lightning,
giving follows grace.”
Randy Alcorn - The Treasure Principle