Recently, God taught me a very beautiful thing on tithing. Here it is;
After God placed Adam and Eve in the garden, He said not to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. If they eat, they would die. (Genesis 2:17) Talking about the physical aspect of death, Biblical history tells us that people actually lived upto a thousand years. For God, a thousand years is equal to a day (2 Peter 3:8).
According to the concept of tithing, we give 10% of everything to God, which totally belongs to God or is of God.
Genesis 6:3 says, “Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.” Looking at the current day life expectancy, it is close to 80 years. Taking 100 years as an approximate , if we live 100 years, then 100 years will be the 10% of 1000 years that God had designed for us to live, which means the total of 100 years we live by default belongs to God.
When I tithe (my money) I don’t consider the 10% of the money as mine at all. So if we take our God intended span of life time, and have to offer the tithe, our entire life that we live on this earth is an offering to God. It doesn’t belong to us. It’s rightfully His! ?
Hope this blesses you to live for Him all your life, because whatever you give to Him doesn’t match up to what He has done for you on the cross.