Giving, sharing, donating and tithing for me these words means the same and probably most of us will think first before giving away money to a non-relative people or other institution. But did you know that God commanded us to give back the 10 percent of what we earn and the bible has a lot of verses for tithes and offerings. According to “The Every Day Bible Version” in Malachi 3 : 10 (Bring to the store house a full tenth of what you earn so there will be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord All-Powerful. I will open the windows of heaven for you and pour out all the blessings you need.)
Of course giving is not limited to 10 percent it can be voluntarily lower or higher of your 10% of earnings. God loves a cheerful giver just like what it written in 2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”. And when we give for sure it will come back to us more than of what our hearts give.
Just like what my sister did when she became an OFW in United Kingdom, she gave her first month of her salary to her church to help build a bigger church in Manila and she receives abundance blessings from the Lord like: a target savings, car, house and lot, and a good husband.
Some rich icons give a huge amount to charity and institution and yet they are still the richest among the rich and it seems their businesses still grows. They even get their name in the Forbes list of Asian Philanthropist: Henry Sy Sr, John L. Gokongwei Jr, Felino "Jun" A. Palafox Jr and Joel. S. Cruz among the 4 Filipino businessmen included in the magazine.
But whatever you decide whether you held back and not give, God won’t punish you as long as you remember what is written in Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
For more of the verses about tithes and offerings you can read it on the link here!