3. Relatedly we also know from Jesus’ teaching that He identifies especially with those in need and when we help them, He takes it personally and when we don’t help them, He takes it personally (Matthew 25:31-46).
4. Sacrificial and generous giving is an antidote to greed, materialism, self-consumption and narcissism. All of which are antithetical to the values and ethos of the Christian lifestyle (I John 2:15-17, I Timothy 6:7-10, 17).
8. Blessings and provision are promised to those who tithe and to those who give generously and sacrificially. We are more likely to flourish and thrive physically and spiritually when we tithe and give generously to God’s Kingdom and to His people. (Malachi 3:10, Luke 6:38)