Spiritual Habits: Tithing
We develop spiritual fitness when we honor God by giving him a tithe every week. Tithing is the spiritual habit of giving back to God the first 10 percent of all I make. If I make $100, I give $10 back to God; if I make $1000, I give $100 back to God. I get to keep 90 percent, but I give 10 percent to Him.
Why would anybody have to do that? Because God says so and that's reason enough. If you don't do it, you're disobeying God. But there are more reasons. Jesus says, "Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be." (Matthew 6:21 NLT)
The reason I tithe is to draw me closer to God. The Bible says wherever you put your money is where your heart is. If I put my money in a boat, that's where my affection goes. If I put God first when it comes to my money, it says, "God, you're first in my life."
If you show me how you spend your time and how you spend your money, I'll show you what's important in your life. No matter what you say is important -- show me your schedule and your checkbook stubs and I'll tell you what's really important to you.
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