We’ve given you lots of reasons on this website on why you should not tithe, so here are a bunch of reasons why you should tithe.
- You Want to be Cursed
If you want to be cursed, then a good way to go about it is to keep trying to be justified by the law. (Galatians 3:10)
- You Think Giving Should be Motivated by Obligation
If you are a military officer maybe you think God’s people need enforcement otherwise we won’t give out of love. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
- You Despise Liberty
I can see how a slave can envy the freedom of others, how about You? (Galatians 2:3-5)
- You Abuse Grace Too Easily
If you are worried that you might abuse the grace of God with no laws in place, then keep on tithing (Galatians 2:21)
- You Think You are an Israelite
Israel gave the tithe to the Levites since the Levites had no land inheritance (Numbers 18:20-32)
- You Don’t Believe Christ Fulfilled the Law
Either you were tricked into believing that “Fulfill” really means “Continue”, or you just don’t believe that Christ completed the law (Matthew 5:17)
- You Are Comfortable With Only Offering 10%
Have more to give than 10%? Then this works out for you
- You are Too Scared to Give any Other Way
Maybe you’ve been practicing tithing for so long, that you are scared about the results of what happens when you give any other way
- Ignorance is Bliss!
Studying the Bible for the truth might open a can of worms and you’ll be just as happy not knowing the truth (1 Peter 3:15, Romans 16:18)
- You are Really Dumb?
10% is easy math for you.
- You Believe That Keeping 90% is Not Robbing God
Some of you have poor stewardship with the other 90%, but you think you aren’t robbing God since you gave your 10th to him. (Mark 10:21)
- You Don’t Want God’s Love
God Loves a cheerful giver. It doesn’t say anything about a dedicated one, so maybe this works out for you if you want to lay low on God’s radar (2 Corinthians 9:7)
- You Need a Tax Deduction
Gotta stay under the next tax bracket? Then Give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s (Matthew 22:21)
Grace giving is brainwashing people to scape from the tithe giving and to put people into the heavier responsibility of giving that is more heavier than the tithing.
Jared Brian says
are you married? do you have children? Is grace giving prohibiting you from giving sacrificially to them? If you can give sacrificially to your family without a minimum requirement or forced obligation to give, then wouldn’t you think people can give to a savior who redeemed them from their sins, gave them eternal life, and died for them? Or are we that out of touch with God that we don’t know what his desires are, so we need a crutch to help us portray thanksgiving to him?
let me be emphatically clear. Giving is harder than tithing.
Tithing has rules, it has boundaries. It is safe… I do this thing, and I’m good.
Giving is much, much harder. In giving I have to decide how much to give unto my savior. 1%,10%, 20%, more… how much is He really worth to me? How much is his message worth to me? What else can I give? What other resources? How much volunteering? How much time?…
When I tithe, I tithe 10%; when I give, I give all of me… Which sounds harder? Which do you think pleases God more?
Tithing for me is not a Law. Its an obligation for every Christians saved by Law through Christ Jesus. Its like a parent who were obliged to take care of their children, to support them and help them in their needs, real Christians ought to support the church and help spread the Word of Salvation (in whatever means) through services, giving tithes and offering/generous giving, with love and reverence. Tithe/tenth is a good standard laid by God with the Israelites as our Lord Jesus said it is “good”. If we can give more than a tenth(Spirit lead-giving) that’s great. Most people are not farmers as tithing referring to the “fruit of the land”. So give to the church whatever the desire of the hearth to give, not grudgingly or under compulsion but with a cheerful heart as God prospers everyone, a tithe or what the Holy Spirit lead you to give. Give it with a prayer and gratitude.
i’m married. one wife, five children.
most people will agree it’s very hard to live with my low income, especially with 5 children that need school and stuffs.
i’m, cheerfully, give tithe and sometimes more.
Daniel Stabler says
You are making some good points here, but it might be good to make clear that just because we are Christians does not mean there is no law. The ten commandments still apply. Even Paul said he was not without the law to Christ (1Co 9:21). “Love one another” is a command – it is law. The difference in the New Testament is that the law is not fulfilled by my works, but by grace working in me. I still have to do it, but it is a result of grace (Eph 2:8-10;Rom 8:1-4).