THE GRACE OF GIVING
 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.  And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:  And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.  And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:  And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
What is a tithe?
The word “tithe” literally means tenth or 10%. A tithe is the first 10% of your income.
The bible gives us both the pattern and principal of giving in the Old and New Testament, and holds great blessing for the believer who follows such. We understand that Abraham, the father of the faith, has set the fundamental precedence for giving when he gave tithes to Melchizedek 430 years before the law was given by Moses, as a free will offering that exhibited his trust and dependence upon God. We likewise are to walk in the steps of Abraham trusting and looking to the Lord to prosper us for our unselfish act of faith, trusting the Lord as it pertains to finances.
By giving us the first example of paying tithes, Abraham teaches us that the Lord is the owner of everything and that he is our source and sustainer when we participate in carrying out his work. The tithes support will help us build and effectively carry out the vision and touch the world for the cause of Christ.
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,  Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.
What is an offering?
An offering is anything you give above and beyond the 10% tithe that is a freewill gift that proves our sincerity and love for the mandate to see lives changed and the work of God equipped with everything needed in order to sustain and strengthen the ministry. The offering helps to meet the regular mundane needs of maintenance and ministry.
2 Cor. 9:6-8
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
Philippians 4:17, 19
“Not that I desire a gift but that I desire fruit that may abound to your account…but my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.”
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