Should a christian living on welfare/social assistance pay tithe?

God does not need our money, but He wants us to receive His blessings that He promised for those that put Him first and pay tithe. God says if we put Him first, He will see to it that our needs are all met and much more “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). Actually, we cannot afford not to tithe! Tithe is very important for all and especially the needy.

The Lord said, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 3:10-12).

The Lord says, “Prove me now” and see if I will not “pour you out a blessing” too big to receive. This is the only time in the Bible that God makes such a proposal. He is saying, “Give it a try. It will work. I promise you.”

Hundreds of thousands of people that pay their tithes will gladly testify to the truth of God’s tithing promise. They have all learned the truth of the words: “You can’t out-give God.” God promises that faithful tithe payers will receive blessings so great that they will not have room enough to receive them.  And God’s Words can’t fail for He promised, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

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In His service,

BibleAsk Team

 

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