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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Jjr's comment on 2013-10-20 18:14:01:
In the book of Malachi I understand that God was conversing with the priests. Weren't the priests misusing the tithes and offerings effectively robbing God ? Also if I were to give my tithes to God in order to get a blessing, does that make God some kind of servant? Where I say to God, here I've paid you, now you owe me. I really don't think God was speaking to us, but to the priests, or am I wrong?
Edgar's comment on 2013-10-19 12:42:34:
It has always been Gods principle for us to sacrifice through giving,what is important here is obedience for it is greater than sacrifice,faith cometh by hearing and hearing / obeying the word of God .If we give tights we are activating our faith that God will in return bless us
WILSON MUTOKAA's comment on 2013-09-18 09:44:58:
Malachi 3:8 is about Tithing. If you don`t Tithe, then you are robbing GOD. A robber takes when the owner is looking and by force. God knows what we earn and that we are supposed to give because he gave us. Stealing is different because we take without the owner`s knowledge. so we rob GOD if we don`t follow MALACHI 3:8.
Takiyah's comment on 2013-08-31 00:44:56:
Malachi 3:8 is talking about giving 10% back to god. Its obeying the word of god. I have to start given my tithes and offering so I can receive my blessing. I serve a good god and I have been selfish toward him but, I'm paying for it now. Everyone lets go get our blessing because I know I'm going to get mine.
Ben's comment on 2013-08-25 10:49:15:
It means to (mandatory)givr 10% of your earnings when you receive your earnings. Offering isn't as mandatory as tithes. But you are asked to give. Doest have to be money it can be a piece if clothing or just something that can be of service to someone else.
I do have a question though. I was told titheing was for those of the old testament. That it is not mentioned in the new testament. That we are to live by faith Gods grace and simply obidience but as for titheing. That isn't a must in the new testament. Please give me understanding
Sumith's comment on 2013-08-21 18:11:38:
this should only be given to Levites.and only Israelites should contribute one tenth.Also through agricultural products and live stock.Nowhere in the bible says,10% of the salary should be paid to God s work, But christ has his own theory about giving to others.
Coop's comment on 2013-05-03 03:15:26:
i think titheing is giving ten percent. I never had done it before until a Christian friend and I had several conversations about it. I also talked to my pastor about it. He was very compassionate. I felt like I already had an understanding about what it meant but kept finding excuses to not give my ten. I was very poor at the time. That was my biggest excuse. I sometimes, even now-six years later, try to talk myself out of giving my tenth. But after I started doing it, everything changed for me. God made sure I had enough to go on, though my bank acct never really balanced. I can't explain it. He just took care of me. All this, even though my wife went from a $50,000/yr salary to nothing due to layoffs, economy, etc., and I went into ministry, and was being paid nothing. It is unbelievable, I know. God works miracles, folks. That's all I know.
Mark's comment on 2013-04-17 18:22:46:
it is obvious to me they said and answered the question it was not god speaking after "In tithes and offerings" it was the priests and i come to this conclusion because god said "But ye say, In what have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings."
Jesus said well render unto god what is gods and he gave us free will to humble it back to him and life by faith that pleases him!
LaRose C. Johnson's comment on 2013-02-18 20:21:25:
I now understand what it means to tithe by giving 10 percent.
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