I just re-read this and sent it to a missionary friend to encourage him. I hope it encourages you, too!
Tithing is an important principle that many Christians misunderstand. Tithing was established in Genesis 14:18-20 when Abraham gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything he had. Melchizedek was the King of Salem and a priest of God Almighty. Hebrews chapters 5 and 6 explain that Jesus is our high priest in the order of Melchizedek. And tithing is the key to blessings, as explained in Malachi 3:10, which says:
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
Many Christians don’t realize (or just don’t like the fact) that tithing is not optional. Giving ten percent of our income is our part of the covenant with God. And many…
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