You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.Malachi 3:9-10 ESV
How much does God want us to give?
Do we rob God by not tithing?
Are we still required to give a 10% tithe of our income? Are we robbing God if we don’t?
I believe that paying the tithe is no longer required.
We do not live in Old Testament times and there is no more tribe of Levi to support.
We live under the rule of King Jesus and he calls us to serve him, not just with 10% of our money, but all our money.
In the Old Testament, one out of every seven days was holy to the Lord; under Jesus, every day is holy to the Lord.
In the Old Testament, one of the twelve tribes of Israel was set apart to be in God’s service; under Jesus, all God’s people are in God’s service.
The Old Testament was a shadow of the reality that came in Jesus.
In the New Testament, we find no command or instruction to pay the tithe.