EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: TITHE DEFAULTERS ARE ROBBERS OF GOD!
DATE: Friday, February 5, 2021
TEXT: Malachi 3:7-11
KEY VERSE: Malachi 3:8 ‘Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings.’
Many people do not understand why God says those who do not pay their tithe and do not give Him offering are robbers. Yes, these are robbers because they deny men, women and children the privilege of hearing the gospel of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; hence, they rob God of His glory among men. In fact, they are more than just being robbers!
i. They are wicked: because they do not pity their fellow men on their way to destruction. They have no passion for soul. They value money above the soul of man. They do not realize that nothing can be given in exchange for the soul of man.
ii. They are selfish: because they think only about themselves and care not for other people around them.
iii. They are rebellious: because God gave them money and material possessions so that they would give back to Him for His glory, but they turn these things to their glory and reject the glory of God.
iv. They are ungrateful: because they refuse to express praise and gratitude to God with the money and material possessions He has given them.
v. They are unreasonable: because they do not realize that they are strangers in this world who brought nothing into it and will take nothing out of it when they die.
vi. They are useless: because God cannot put their money and material possessions into honorable use for the glory of His Name.
vii. They are wretched: because they have no eternal investment in the kingdom of God. Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Therefore, God has cursed them with a curse! The God who placed a curse on Cain has placed a curse upon them, for refusing to honour Him and promote His course and glory on earth through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thought for the day: It is bad enough to be a robber of man, how much more robbing God in tithe.
Song for the day: I am ready to obey Thy word, I am ready to obey…
Bible reading for the day: Exodus 37-38; Matthew 23:23-39