The question is: “Does God wait until He sees you consistently tithing before He blesses you or how does it work?”
Short answer is no.
If you go back to the origins on tithing in Genesis, you’ll see that Abraham was already enjoying tonnes of blessings before his very first tithe in chapter 14. He did this two chapter’s after the big blessing which he made as an old man. God didn’t wait.
Problem 1. Unless you are willing and obedient to do what the Word says, you will not eat the good of the land.
It’s easy to take someone else’s interpretation of what the Bible says about the tithe, but the best thing to do is to read the Bible for yourself and find out what it says to you.
Malachi 3.10-12 says:
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.
It says, tithe is for food in God’s house. In God’s house. Not for more cash in your hand but for food in God’s house. And then He says, watch if I will not bless you! And how will this blessing come?
He will protect your seeds – the ones that you will plant, that you will tend and look after.
Problem 2. You tithe in money expecting to reap physical, tangible cash.
The Word says that we reap what we sow, so logically, if you tithe in cash you expect to reap cash! But usually, jus like a physical seed, there’s a process that money follows. To get to the reaping stage doesn’t involves expecting money to magically find its way into our hands without us doing anything else. No.
There’s a path that money follows. It is a currency for battering goods and services. That means that, the money is going to come back to you in exchange for work! In your pay check, in exchange for something.
Problem 3. You sow today and expect to reap tomorrow or on your schedule.
That’s not how God works. He decides the timeline.
A seed that you planted last night and is blooming today is not meant to last long at all. It’s most likely meant for the salad bowl!
So don’t use tithes to bribe God into answering a prayer that has your deadline on it. Chances are, you will lose your money, miss the answer to your prayer and get annoyed with God and faith and all things Bible.
So, please don’t tithe expecting to win the lottery.
Ask God to reveal to you why you should tithe.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Let me know in the comments why you tithe or don’t tithe.