Forex trader Dmitri Chavkerov recentlty cited tithing as one the main reason for his success in business (source). According to him the advice is based on the lives of successful authors, investors, and businesspeople:
Master Choa Kok Sui was a chemical engineer, and before becoming a spiritual leader, he was a very successful and very wealthy businessman. When I asked him during one dinner: ‘I wish to become a millionaire by the age of 25, please tell me exactly what I need to do.’ He told me: ‘Donate 10% of your income, save 30% of your income, and practice meditation on prosperity every day for one year, and you will certainly become a millionaire by the age of 30.’ He also said that tithing or giving 10% of your income to charity is the single and most important law of prosperity. Those who learn this law quickly and start practicing it, will become wealthy very quickly.”
Per Dmitri he donated at least 10% of his gross income before he became a millionaire, and now donates between 50% to 100% of his net income after becoming a millionaire.
In an interview with CNN money (source) the late billionaire investor Sir John cited tithing as the ‘single best investment’ anyone can make and claimed to give away $10 for each dollar he spent on himself.
In a recent case study, an entrepreneur by the name of Tyler Ward decided to put giving to the test. Using a personal-finance-tracking app, he monitored the amount of money he gave away in proportion to the unexpected income he received over a 12-month-period of time. After calculating and recalculating he found his return on investment was 610% (source). That’s right for every $1 he gave he received $6.10.
What am I getting at here?
You probably already figured it out: there is a strong scientific correlation between tithing and prosperity.
I call it scientific, God calls it a promise.
What God promises tithers?
I mean we’ve seen it over and over:
- One guy decides to tithes his lemons and receives watermelon-like lemons.
- It’s one of the main reasons for the success of some billionaires.
But in the end every Word of God is true.
Again the question is: what God promises about tithing? A lot. And the great thing is He is not a man that He should lie. If He said that’s what something is or will, then THAT is what it is or will be…regardless of what it looks or feels like.
Do you still believe Him? If not, why not?