Pleadings from the Divine to His creation. Be mindful of my ways, for length of days, and a long life with peace, they will give you.
Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet your heart, for by so doing you will find favor, and high esteem in the sight of God and humanity.
It is accomplished this way. Trust in the LORD with all of your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your steps.
Do not be wise in your own understanding, fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your body and strength to your bones.
Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; so that your vats will over flow with new wine. (cp. Proverbs 3:1-10).
Commentary: Do not think only in terms of money. But rather in the totality of what we are as individuals. This is shared because so much of modern day Christendom is still stuck on the Old Testament law of tithing as a ten percent minimum of your financial increases. While, not advocating other aspects governed by the Mosaic law. Be careful because most of modern day Christendom operate more like businesses. And are very much into empire building. In other words it’s the number of congregants that determines ministerial success.
This is the age of grace and tithing is not a requirement. In this the church age it’s about giving with a cheerful heart. And giving can be accomplished by service rendered to the public at large or within Christendom.
For us today, But this I say, those who sow sparingly will also reap sparingly, and they who sow bountifully will reap bountifully. So let each person give as they purpose in their hearts, not grudgingly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you will always have an abundance for every good work. As it is written, He dispersed abroad, He gives to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. (cp. 2 Corinthians 9:6-9).
Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.
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