16/4/2017 LESSON 7
TITHE – GOD’S MANDATORY PORTION
Quarter’s Theme: UNDERSTANDING BIBLICAL STEWARDSHIP
Unit 3: Pathway To Prosperity (Lessons 7-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 75, 311
Devotional Reading: MAL. 3:10-12
Topic For Adults
HAVE YOU SURRENDERED ALL TO GOD?
Topic For Youths
WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S KINDNESS?
Topic For Intermediates
CAN YOU SHORT-CHANGE GOD?
DEUT. 4:22-23; 1 COR. 16:1-2
(SOUL WINNERS CROWN COMPETITION MONTHS)
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the LORD of Hosts. Mal. 3:10a (NKJV)
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
There Are Blessings In Paying Tithe
Obedience brings blessing of covenant, those who have been faithful in payment of their tithes would affirm that there are blessings for tithe payers. The law of sowing and reaping operates in the area of financial giving because God has promised to reward us according to how we give to Him (1 Tim. 6:18-19). Perhaps you have not been faithful, God is giving you room to repent and return to Him. As a result of your repentance, begin to pay your tithe in order to support God’s work and be obedient to His commands. Your obedience will make you to enjoy the following: God will open the windows of heaven for you and pour on you His divine blessings (verse 10), you and your work would not be infected. Your produce and crops would not be destroyed. You would become a preferred and delightful candidate. There is no other way to make all these blessings yours than to obey Him. Start paying your tithe faithfully and you will see the changes that will come your way.
POINT OF EMPHASIS: Test the Lord with the prompt payment of your tithe to see if He will not pour His blessing on you.
PRAYER POINT: Help me to reap the reward of what I sow to You through my tithe here on Earth and Heaven to come. Bless me according to the proportion of my giving.