Why do we tithe? The Bible says, The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of His blessings in your life.
In Malachi 3:10 (NLT), God says this: “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.” This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put Him to the test. In other words, He’s saying, “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me.”
Is God wise? Do you trust him? These are two fundamental questions behind the act of giving. If God is wise, then you should listen to what He says about financial stewardship. If you trust Him, then you should trust Him with all aspects of your life, including your finances. So go ahead. Accept God’s invitation to put Him to the test. Start tithing faithfully and watch what He does in and through your life.
When God stirs you to give beyond your tithe, that is referred to as an offering. You can direct your offering to the cause that resonates with you. You can choose to give towards our General Operations fund, Missions fund, or other specific Ministry Campaigns.
St. Paul COGIC
294 Lowground Road
Emporia, VA 23847
Phone: (434) 634-9517
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”