Tithing: Planting Seeds for Future Generations

Hebrews 7:9-10
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. For he [Levi] was yet in the loins of his father [Abraham], when Melchisedec met him.

Wow! This is one LOADED passage!! Allow me to summarize it for you; Levi (Abraham’s descendent) was blessed with the receiving of tithes, all because his forefather Abraham paid tithes to Melchisedec. This is such a powerful principle that it is mind-boggling! To think that what one man does by faith will not only reap benefits to himself in his lifetime, but also to his descendants way down the line, makes serving God even that much more worth the journey! That is why we MUST stop just thinking about ourselves; future generations are at stake! If we want our children and grandchildren to “have it better than we did”, and to reap a harvest of blessings, then we must sow those seeds of blessings today.

I am afraid that we have overlooked the significance and weight of the tithe covenant. It is NOT about the money; it is about a covenant-keeping God who wants to bless us both now, and for generations to come! It is not how much your offering adds up to, but what it represents that counts the most. When we tithe (give 10% of our income) to the Lord in worship, it is not what we are losing monetarily, but what we are gaining spiritually both for ourselves, and for our children. Oh sure, God will bless you financially for giving, but the true blessings are so much richer than what money alone can buy!

So, here’s what we need to do; the next time we pay our tithes, we need to understand that they only symbolize and illustrate our faith in the same God who promised Abraham that in blessing He would bless him, and in multiplying He would multiply him, and make his seed (descendants) as the sand of the seashore for number. On one occasion He even promised that in his seed all the nations of the earth would be blessed. Has not this prophecy already partially been fulfilled? Has not the gospel of Jesus Christ (a descendant of Abraham) touched in some fashion every nation on the planet? And the best is yet to come! So, even as God blessed Abraham for tithing and for believing, He will release the covenantal blessings in our lives if we both tithe and believe God ourselves!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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