So you believe in tithing and giving but you don’t want to commit to it yet. And you heard some preacher tell you that you would be cursed if you didn’t tithe. They read from the book of Malachi that said:
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.” (Malachi 3:8-9 KJV)
What’s my response to it?
You will not be cursed. In fact, in Christ you’re eternally blessed!
All the curses under the law came upon Christ:
“So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, ‘It is through faith that a righteous person has life.’ This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, ‘It is through obeying the law that a person has life.’ But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When He was hung on the cross, He took upon Himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.’ Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed he Gentiles with the same blessing He promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith.” (Galatians 3:11-14 NLT)
All the curses of the Law were laid on Christ at the cross.
So no you’re not cursed if you don’t tithe. The earth is not gonna swallow you up if you don’t put your envelope in the basket. Anybody who has a problem with that send ‘em over here. Unless, they’re 6’8″ tall and 260 pounds then you deal with them…I’ll pray for you though
But the beautiful thing is: we’re not under the curse of the Law but we STILL have access to the blessings that tithing produces.
I would encourage you to tithe…even if you’re going through hard times.
But if you don’t–don’t expect God to send you to hell on account of it
What do you think? Will be cursed if you don’t tithe?