I find it interesting how much debate there is over the tithe. Over and over again, God states that the people were to being 10% to him before they spend on anything else. I truly believe the reason for the debate is because people are looking to do less, not looking for a way to be faithful. Preachers and churches have very little credibility because they want people to obey, only because they want more funds. Many times those funds have little to do with what God wants the church to do. The skinny is that the Bible teaches we are to give our first 10% (that’s off the amount prior to uncle Sam). If we want to give more we can. If we want to give to other things, that’s fine, but the first 10% goes to the church. It’s tough to argue with when you read the Scriptures. Sorry for the post today.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.