He Owns It All
“Everything under heaven belongs to me.” Job 41:11
When I (JCD) was a four-year-old boy, my grandmother gave me a one-dollar bill. I thought I was fabulously rich. Two days later, my mother asked me if I was going to give God His “tithe” on the money. That was a new idea for me. I dutifully placed a dime in the offering plate that Sunday and learned a valuable lesson. It was the beginning of a lifelong policy of giving God a portion of every dollar I’ve ever earned.
Do you do the same? Have you taught your children about tithing? Do they see you give regularly? It’s not that we owe 10 percent of our income to God, and the other 90 percent belongs to us. He owns the 90 percent, too, and what we do with those resources is a spiritual decision. The book of Malachi (3:8–9) tells us that a person who doesn’t tithe is actually robbing God!
Tithing can be likened to exercise that stretches and strengthens our generosity. It doesn’t represent the limit to our giving, but rather, a starting point that helps us grow. Paul said, “See that you also excel in this grace of giving” (2 Corinthians 8:7). Let’s steward God’s resources in ways that are wise and pleasing to Him.
Before you say good night…
Do your children truly understand that God owns everything?
Are you tithing? Could you give more? How about your kids?
How can you best teach them to give back to the Lord?
Forgive us, Jesus, for living at times as if our money is our own and not a gift from You. We need to grow in these things, just as in every other area of our lives. Thank You for Your patience with us and for daily walking at our side. Amen.
- From Night Light For Parents, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved.
When You go to church give your 10%!
Whether you like the church or not!
Some churches are not using the money in the way they should (to help save folk and help provide for the needs of the congregation (beyond just administrative needs).
For you ARE NOT giving the money to them, you are giving it to Elohim and concentrate on that EACH TIME you give! and i will guarantee you that if the funds are being misused, Elohim will take care of it in His own way and in His own time…
When you give regularly, with this kind of trust towards Elohim, you will see doors/opportunities open for you like never before!
For i was at a church i didn’t like, anymore…yet i was still going there, and i continued to pay my tithes, every month. I didn’t have money for offerings, etc and sometimes food was scarce sometimes at the end of the month…but the Lord had a sister from the church come by and help me out, and some how, some way the food i bought LASTED LONGER!
Indeed a miracle, it was like the lady and the jars of oil! (from the bible-great story by the way).
GIVE to the church you go to, not to that International Feed the children or the local Animal Shelter!
One can still give to these places, its just THEY ARE SECONDARY to the place you go every week.
Even if its less than that (or more) GIVE to THAT church before you give elsewhere.
Money is tight for many people…find a penny? Give that.
One time i had $5 only and i debated long about to give it or buy food, i gave it and literally found $5 in the street when i left the building! <me finding $ is EXTREMELY rare! Except for the occasional change <which i am gonna have to start collecting>
You can also give to Romans 8:12 Mother Ministry at: https://www.givesendgo.com/romens812
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