Being Good Stewards | Part II

“Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.”

Malachi 3:8

Ponder This

Yesterday, we looked at part one of the stewardship principle, today we will consider part two.

God is not raising money; God is growing Christians. God wants us to grow in grace and knowledge and to love Him.

By biblical definition, tithing is ten percent given to the temple of God (church), for the work of the temple. Giving to charities or ministries is good, but it is not a replacement for our tithes.

When we learn to give back to God freely, there will be a spiritual renewal. God will renew our faith, rebuke our foes, and restore our fruitfulness. Our offerings are like seeds for a crop—when we sow bountifully, we will reap bountifully.

Practice This

This week, take time to consider how you regularly give to the church. Is there anything that needs to change?

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