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Scripture Depot - Biblical Finances

12.11.18 | Money | by Pastor Barry Fredericks

Scripture Depot -  Biblical Finances

This month’s Scripture Depot covers Biblical finances, the tithe, offerings and various other financial topics. The Lord established biblical finances to bless you and your finances. When did He ever do anything to take from you or give you less?

Grace Family Church’s   “SCRIPTURE DEPOT”
‘Shipped From Our Heart to Yours’
November 2018   #23 Biblical Finances

Tithing

Abraham Tithed to Mechizedek  (430 years before the Law)
Genesis 14:20 And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand." And he gave him a tithe of all.

Jacob Out of Gratitude For the Lord’s Blessings Will Tithe
Genesis 28:20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, v21 so that I come back to my father's house in peace, then the LORD shall be my God. v22 And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God's house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You."

The Tithe is the  Lords it is Holy to Him
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.

Honor With Firstfruits  (The tithe is also called first fruits)
Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; v10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.

The Tithe Blesses the Church and Those Who Tithe
Malachi 3:10 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.  v11 "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; v12 And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land," Says the LORD of hosts.

Our Tithe is Received in Heaven By Jesus
Hebrews 7:8 Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.

Offerings

You Will Reap What You Sow In Due Season Not Overnight
Ecclesiastes 11:1 Give generously, for your gifts will return to you later.

When You Give Offerings You Always Reap More Than What You Sow
Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." 

You Reap In Proportion to What You Sow
2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Part of What You Reap is to Be Sown Again
2 Corinthians 9:10 For God, who gives seed to the farmer to plant, and later on good crops to harvest and eat, will give you more and more seed to plant and will make it grow so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest. 

Do Not Grow Weary in Sowing You Will Reap if You Do Not Grow Weary (lose your faith)
Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Other

We Are to Give to God Out of a Willing Heart
Exodus 35:4 And Moses spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying: v5 'Take from among you an offering to the LORD. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as an offering to the LORD: gold, silver, and bronze;

The Lord Gives Us the Power to Get Wealth To Establish His Word
Deuteronomy 8:18 "And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

The Lord Has Great Pleasure When We Prosper
Psalm 35:27 Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, "Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant”

The Generous Will Be Blessed For Helping the Poor
Proverbs 22:9 He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor .

Give to the Poor and Be Blessed
Proverbs 28:27 He who gives to the poor will not lack, 

God Loves a Cheerful Giver
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Money is Not Evil, It is Very Much Needed; Greed & The Love of Money Are Evil
I Timothy 6:9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. v10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.