Financial Strength Devotional – day 7

Set up a plan to faithfully give 10% OR MORE of your financial resources to the Lord’s work.
Think about, discuss or pray about the verse that relates most to your life:
Luke 11:42 (Jesus said) “Though you are careful to tithe even the
smallest part of your income, you completely forget about justice and
the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but you should not leave these
other things undone.” TLB
Deuteronomy 14:22-23 “Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your
fields produce…The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put
God first in your lives.” TLB
Exodus 22:29 “You must be prompt in giving Me the tithe…” TLB
Genesis 14:20 “Abram gave…a tenth of everything.”
Malachi 3:8-11 “Will a man rob God? Surely not! And yet you
have robbed me. ‘What do you mean? When did we ever rob you?’
‘You have robbed me of the tithes and offerings due to me. And so
the awesome curse of God is cursing you…Bring all the tithes into the
storehouse so that there will be food enough in my Temple; if you do,
I will open up the windows of heaven for you and pour out a blessing
so great you won’t have room enough to take it in! Try it! Let me prove
it to you! Your crops will be large, for I will guard them from insects
and plagues. Your grapes won’t shrivel away before they ripen,’ says
the Lord Almighty.” TLB
2 Chronicles 31:5,12 “The people responded immediately and
generously with the first of their crops and grain, new wine, olive oil,
money, and everything else…a tithe of all they owned. They faithfully
brought in the contributions, tithes and dedicated gifts.” TLB

Giving 10% isn’t the ceiling of giving; it’s the floor. It’s not the finish line of giving; it’s just the starting blocks.

From Brian Kluth’s 40 day spiritual journey to generosity devotional

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