In God's Word we are see that God changes not! He doesn't love us any more or any less based on our performance. Our standing before him doesn't come down to a girl pulling petals off a flower...He loves me, He loves me not.
God has called us to Give. That is part of showing gratefulness for what Christ has done on the cross and in saving us, but also acknowledging that He owns everything.
Tithe is 10%. It was instituted before the law and even for those who get tripped up on that, the responsibility under grace was never less than under the law. As we give back to the Lord--we invest in the Kingdom of God.
In our text God challenges us to Prove Him!
The challenge given on Sunday included everyone receiving a dime as they entered the worship center. Those who are already tithing faithfully, and those who through prayer and commitment will accept the challenge to begin tithing were challenged to place their dime in the box in the center of the lobby after church.
Sunday--dimes were pouring in like crazy as people began to understand for the first time what giving is truly all about. Take the challenge and watch as God pours out blessings we don't even have room enough to receive!
BRING IT...I DARE YOU!