In the back of my mind, I have always wondered about tithing. Boy, is it taught in churches today! I have heard from the pulpit more than once (innumerable times, actually), that it is Biblical.
But one must convolute the Scriptures to make that argument. One must mix Old Covenant with New.
Before, when I tithed, I believed I had fulfilled The Law and done my duty. Since I was told that ALL giving should be done through the local church, then by me doing it, I considered my responsibility met.
But even though I went along with that teaching, there was always a nagging doubt in my heart.
We were told that God would get His 10% one way or another.
But doesn't that make Him a tit-for-tat God. A quid pro quo God, if you will.
One freedom my wife and I have enjoyed is that we can now give of ourselves as HE leads and places people and opportunities in our paths.
Isn't THAT what Grace giving is? Giving out of the overflow of material AND spiritual blessings?
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