This is a very important topic that often is overlooked. It’s important for the health and capability of the church and it’s also important for the well-being of the individual. It is a sad statistic to see that only about a third of church goers tithe on average. Of course there are churches with exceptions that bolster a majority of people that tithe. I’m here to explain the reluctance of Christians tithing and also why it is very critical that we all do so.
As I have mentioned before in my most popular post “Religion Weakens The Relationship,” the state of American churches these days is mediocre for the most part. There are far too many churches that have that going through the motions dead feeling. They lack a sense of focus and ambition to help communities and grow the church body. With that being said, it is no wonder that many Christians are turned off from churches all together and therefore do not tithe at all. That is a large contributing factor. The second would be that those who do attend a church like that feel that their money will not be used effectively or, even worse, corruptly. Part of this reluctance is understandable, but only for a temporary period of time. You must proactively seek a church that you enjoy, however hard it may be to find, and tithe to that church with good intentions regardless of what does happen to the money. Fortunately for my church they are very transparent and let us know where most major money goes towards weekly.
Why I feel this is a necessity is because if all Christians tithed, the power we would have to change the world would be immeasurable. Local churches starting programs for the poor nationwide and across the world would further the kingdom of God in so many ways. The tithe that you entrust to the church affects you the most, even though many people are blind to the blessings. This verse sums it up entirely as to how big of a deal tithing is to God:
Malachi 3:10 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.
The Lord said the floodgates! If you are wise to trust the Lord with the first 10 percent of your finances, He will surely bless you beyond belief. The Lord also does not exaggerate. When He says the floodgates He means it. This is not to say that you will experience some miraculous lucky fortune in a month or something, but that over time you will prosper. When you look back on your life in the end you will see that the Lord was faithful to you in this promise. Even if you do not belong to a church you enjoy right now, simply tithe at any church to show your faithfulness to God with your finances.