Sometime ago a friend asked about tithing “Are we supposed to tithe off our gross income or net income?”
“Why do you ask.” I responded? “Because someone in church said tithing off your gross income is not biblical."
“I tithe off my gross income, since it is my “increase.” It is the amount I physically receive in my bank account.”
"I don’t consider the “net” amount a part of my increase since I did not received it, the government did."
Some may not agree but that’s O.K. since giving is based on one’s faith.
If you have faith to give off your net income, go for it!
If you have faith to give off your gross income go for it?
God really doesn’t care whether you give off your gross income or net income as long as it comes from your heart. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
He cares if you give willingly. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Paul said we should give as we have purposed in our heart. He encouraged believers to give cheerfully and not out of grudging obligation.(2 Corinthians 9…
After I completed my list of goals for 2019, I compared it with my 2018 list. I realized several goals remained unaccomplished. While reviewing my lists a bible verse came to mind. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8) Ouch!
I looked up double minded in Thayer’s Greek Dictionary and Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries. According to them, double-minded means, “Vacillating in opinion or purpose, divided in interest, wavering, uncertain, doubting.”
As I reviewed the definitions, I discovered that I am indeed, double minded. I have divided interests, I vacillate in opinion regarding certain tasks and roles. The Homiletical Commentary said double minded means “Uncertainty caused by never letting a decision rest, but going over it again and again, until opportunity is lost and nothing is done. I am an over thinker I think things to death. Looking at the pros and cons and most of the time I come up with more cons than pros and what happens? Absolutely nothing! Ugh! So…
The only way I will believe in God is if I am granted a personal appearance! Well even if God appeared to you, you probably wouldn’t believe anyway, I said. Maybe or maybe not, was the response.
I must tell you this person believes in Aliens although He hasn’t seen one. But he is demanding a personal appearance in order to believe in God. Perhaps, you’ve figured it out, a person doesn’t have to see God to believe He exists. Adam and Eve saw God and still did not believe Him. Wait you say, that’s different, not believing what he says and believing He exists are two different things. But are they really? Because the result appears to be the same.
After the Israelites walked through the red sea on dry ground they quickly denied Him. Jehovah who? "We don’t know who delivered us out of Egypt, perhaps this calf that came out of the fire we made delivered us." Although they knew God existed they failed to acknowledge Him, attributing their deliverance to someone or something else. Seeing …