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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

Will a Man Rob God!  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 20 March 2020

Everyone is in a testing environment from the time we are born to the time we die. If we do not suck we are not going to be nourished, if we do not eat we are going to die. If we do not sleep we are going to be tired all the time. If we do not walk we are going to be restricted. If we do not work we should not eat. Are you getting the message we have to live with tests of all kinds? 
Look at the testing of Adam and Eve in the Garden; do not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil? They failed and ate so man became a sinner. How many plagues did Moses and Aron see come upon the Egyptians 10, How many Commandments 10. 
How many days are the Disciples tested, till we die? Unlimited!
 
The number 10 is actually the rebirth of number 1. ... The number 1 is the number of leadership, assertiveness and professional achievement. The number 0 is a mystical number associated with the mysteries of God and the Universe. The number 10 is also the number of new beginnings.
Tests are not for the sake of the teacher, but for the benefit of the student.
As a teacher they don’t ask test questions because I need to know the answers. I ask questions because my students need to know the answers. Likewise, God ordains tests for us, not for his sake, but for ours. He ordains tests today just as he did in the Old Testament with the testing of his people, and in the New Testament with the testing of the disciples.
From those who have gone before us, we find several reasons for tests in Scripture. And knowing that tests are purposeful, we can rest, understanding that the Master is fully in control of both the test and the outcome.
Their forty-year test in the wilderness revealed just how easily the Israelites could forget the God who brought them out of Egypt. Likewise, our tests may reveal just how easily we fall back into old patterns of:
  • Gossip
  • Complaining
  • Laziness
  • Lust
  • Pride
  • Anger
  • Selfishness
  • Cheating
  • Stealing
God planed on making sure that those serving the Lord were blessed with tithe and offerings as Gen 14:20 says; And blessed by God Most. High, who has delivered your enemies in to your hand, and he gave him a tithe of all. Then in Leviticus 27:30 and all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord.
Leviticus 27:32
And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the Lord.
Matthew 23:23
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
 
Malachi 3 Do Not Rob God
“Will a man rob God?
Yet you have robbed Me!
But you say,
‘In what way have we robbed You?’
In tithes and offerings.
Yet you have robbed Me!
But you say,
‘In what way have we robbed You?’
In tithes and offerings.
You are cursed with a curse,
For you have robbed Me,
Even this whole nation.
For you have robbed Me,
Even this whole nation.
10 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,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,
Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”
Says the Lord of hosts;
So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,
Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”
Says the Lord of hosts;
12 “And all nations will call you blessed,
For you will be a delightful land,”
For you will be a delightful land,”

LEAVING A LEGACY
Tithes and Offerings: Your Questions, Answered
A church steeple against the sunset with the words,
Proverbs 3:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
Honor the Lord with your possessions, (Wealth)
And with the firstfruits of all your increase; (Crops)
Whether you grew up putting dollar bills into the collection plate at church every Sunday or the word tithing has got you scratching your head, it’s always a good idea to check your attitude toward giving. And that’s basically what tithing is—giving!
But that brings up a ton of questions: What exactly is tithing? How much should you give? Can you give while you’re in debt? If you’ve got questions around tithes and offerings, you’re not the only one. Let’s dig in so you can experience the joy of giving no matter your financial situation.
A tithe is 10% of your income given specifically to your local church. (Fun fact: The word titheliterally means tenth in Hebrew.) Because the custom of tithing is biblical, many Christians and Jews practice it as part of their faith. And while it’s important to give your time and your talents by doing things like serving at a local food bank or knitting a blanket for a homebound neighbor, the word tithing refers to giving money.
According to Leviticus 27:30 (TLB), “A tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain or fruit, is the Lord’s, and is holy.” And Proverbs 3:9 (NIV) says, “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.” The gardening metaphors may have thrown you off, but these verses are essentially saying to give a portion, specifically a tenth, of whatever you make (aka your income) back to God. And firstfruits is just a biblical way of saying that you should give first—before you do anything else with your money.
So, Scripture explains that 1) tithing is an important part of faith for those who follow God and 2) your tithe should be money you set aside first. This is why “giving” is the first category in the EveryDollar budget—because when you tithe before making a plan with the rest of your money, you’re making it a priority rather than an afterthought.
tithes and offerings are often grouped together, but they’re definitely not the same thing. A tithe is a specific amount (10% of your income) that you give first, and an offering is anything extra that you give beyond that.
After you’ve tithed and paid all your bills and necessary expenses for the month, you can then use any extra money in your budget to give even more! This can include giving a cash offering to your church above and beyond your normal tithe, giving money to a charity you support, giving to a friend in need, or giving your time and skills by volunteering.  
The Bible tells us that tithing is a way to show that we trust God with our lives and our finances. But the tithe wasn’t put in place for God’s benefit—He already owns everything. He doesn’t need our money. Instead, tithing is meant for our benefit because sacrificing a portion of our income helps us look outside our selfishness and makes us more aware of the needs of others.
In fact, one of the main purposes of tithing is to support the needs of pastors and the work of the local church. Tithes help pay the pastor’s salary, keep the church’s lights on, and meet the needs of the community.
Tithing is an act of faith that helps us keep our priorities straight. It reminds us that we don’t own anything in this life. God is in control, and we’re only managers of what He’s given us.
Ever notice how unselfish people tend to make better spouses, friends, relatives, employees and employers? Yeah, they usually have better finances too! That’s the beauty of tithing. We don’t give to get, but God often blesses us with more if we’re good managers of what we already have. Tithing recognizes that God is our provider and that we will prosper with more than just money if we rely on Him.Says the Lord of hosts.

What Is a Tithe?

What’s the Difference Between Tithes and Offerings?

Why Tithe?



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