We looked at God's will for our prosperity in previous posts. If you've meditated on those verses, then you are ready to learn more about God's financial plan! It's an unfailing plan! The first place we will look is in Leviticus:
Lev 27:30 (KJV)
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 unto the Lord.
The word "tithe" is the Hebrew word, ma`aser, which means: a tenth or a tenth part. Or we could say 10%. The word "holy" is the Hebrew word, qodesh, which means consecrated, dedicated, separated. It actually means something that is set apart from the world and set apart unto God.
This is how God Himself looks at the tithe, or the first 10% of our income, which actually all comes from Him in the first place! Remember from a previous post that we saw that all of the silver, gold and even the cattle on a 1000 hills all belong to God! In fact, the entire earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof:
1 Cor 10:26 (AMP)
26 For the [whole] earth is the Lord's and everything that is in it.
God Himself owns it all, allows us to be blessed with some of it and only requires that we return 10% of that to Him. He then turns around and uses it to provide for OUR spiritual growth with it! It's an amazing and fool proof plan that we will look at further in our next post. In the meantime, meditate on these verses until you are convinced that the tithe belongs to God. Then you will be in position to learn HOW to properly present your tithe and how to stand on the promises that belong to the tither!
Shalom in Him!