Will You Be Cursed If You Don’t Tithe

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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?

No.

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.

Period.

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?

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  1. since tithing is a matter of the heart, it shows where your heart is. I don’t believe God will curse you with some disease or remove you from His presence. i believe we miss out on the full experience of what He desires to do through us. When we tithe with the right motives we release God’s active power to do a phenomenal work through our finances and life. We get so worried about given 10% that we forget He owns the full 100%.

  2. I think it strange that so many want to paint God in a negative light, when all He’s ever done is want a relationship with us- He’s done everything He can- except take our free will.

    By trying to make God into a wrathful God without acknowledging His goodness and love is to try and make Him like all other gods- a god we can manipulate by our actions.
    With our GOD, it’s about grace, plain and simple. GRACE.

    • I have a theory that the whole painting God in a negative light is a result of two things:

      1) Sin
      2) The enemy

      Sin drives us away from God and the enemy works to drive us away even further.

  3. Perhaps not the big curse, but times when our budget was tight and I decided to pass on our tiethes, something seemed to happen to rob us of that money set aside. A broken water heater. Fever in our kids and an expensive prescription medicine. Was it a curse? I really can’t say, but the blessings are so much better than a bad happening.

  4. Great post, lesson, and style! Blessings that come from giving are beyond measurement physically. The actions of humility and sacrifice with a heart for the things of our Savior lead a peace and joy inside that surpass human comprehension. It’s all a matter of the heart…

  5. Will GOD curse you if you don’t tithe? No, I don’t believe He will. Will you BE cursed if you don’t tithe? Sort of. Tithing is an act of obedience in faith. Obedience leads to SO MANY blessings from God, not because of what we do but because of the condition of our hearts, our reasons for doing it. Obedience to God places us under His umbrella of protection. Disobedience takes us outside that umbrella where we can get wet in the onslaught of the storms of this world, and we will kind of get in on experiencing the curses of this world instead of being protected from them.

  6. I agree, no curses for non tithers, but on the other hand they sure do lose out on a big blessing! Acts 20:35

  7. malachi says:

    Does that mean that God should not release blessings on rich non-Christians who don’t go to church and therefore don’t tithe? Examples are Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Twitter, Facebook founders. They are richer than many Christians who tithe. Is God being unfair?

    Personally, being a Christian, I still want to keep blessing these people. We don’t know why God does the things he does. His wisdom not ours. His wisdom to determine who receives blessings and who does not. But the greatest commandment is love.

    So here’s how the logic works: If I tithe I will receive a blessing, therefore if I have received a blessing (eg a check in the mail x times the tithing amount) it is because I have tithed? That is pride! Pride = satan. Humility says I have been blessed because of Jesus’ righteousness. I don’t deserve it but because of Jesus, but because of His grace I have been blessed. This sort of thinking actually encourages me to be more large hearted and generous towards others, than the attitude “I will only bless you if you give something to me.”

    What about people who don’t earn an income and are on government welfare payment, and have hardly enough money to scrape through — the kind of people that the church should be helping out. Should they tithe? So should the blessing of God be withheld because they don’t tithe?

  8. Stanley Mliwa says:

    Tithing was a requirement of the OT. In fact there were 4 kinds or types of tithes all based on farm produce. Am a Bible College student and have read Church History in detail. The Apostles and early church fathers never taught, endorsed or required Christians to Tithe. This NT Tithing was begun by the Catholic Church as a means of raising money for the Church. it started out as a voluntary giving(Tithing of money) and later it was made compulsory. Every OT Law requirement came with a curse for non compliance and a blessing on compliance. Tithing should NOT be preached as a command in the NT otherwise we shall be obligated in observing the whole Law as James says in James 2:10 . When a Christian pays Tithe or simply 10% of his or her income consistently he gets bountifully blessed because he has given to the Lord as the principle in the NT as in 2 Cor 9:7, 2 Cor 8:3, 1 Cor 16:1-2,Acts 11:27-39, James 3:17, 1 Tim 6:18-19,. Our giving as Christians is guided by Christ’s example who NEVER gave 10%, 20%, or 50% BUT 100% IN EVERYTHING NOT JUST 10%!!

  9. I agree what this article is saying. Tithing is important since that is what supports the church and keeps it running. Plus it’s a matter of faith and not money even though that is what you are giving. But I am in a bit of a situation to where I can’t tithe. I really would like to but I have made unwise decisions in the past that got me into this pit. I can’t get rid of anything that I have and hardly make enough money to stay afloat and I feel like I can’t serve God or even have a close relationship with him since I don’t tithe because that would make me a hypocrite. I do feel ashamed and I don’ t want this to continue. I am hoping a job will come in the future that will pay me enough to tithe and support my family. I really do love the Lord, but if I am not tithing I don’t love him as much as I say I do and that is the only thing holding me back from getting close with God.

    Please help

    • Hey Kevin,

      God bless you for such an honest testimony…a testimony I definitely understand. Kevin, you and I both know we serve a God of the second chance. Meaning it doesn’t matter how far we fall or how low we get He can pick us up. Well, it’s the same way in our finances. If we can trust Him to save us from our sins and death, can’t we trust Him to save us from our selves and debt? I want to encourage you to tithe regardless of how little you have. T.D. Jakes constantly tells how he started tithing from welfare checks. Heck, I know what it’s like to tithe from unemployment checks.

      God loves you and wants to bless you. But what stops Him from truly blessing us is ignorance and disobedience. Regardless of how you feel I want to again encourage you to step out in faith. If you can trust Him with your life, can’t you also trust Him with your finances?

      Be blessed :)

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