God Owns It All
I like the manner in which he composed it. He says:
“I’M OFTEN ASKED WHETHER COUPLES IN A HEAVY DEBT SITUATION SHOULD TITHE OR NOT, AND I HAVE TWO THOUGHTS REGARDING THIS.
Above all else, TITHING IS NO MORE OR LESS SPIRITUAL THAN DEBT REPAYMENT IF YOU KNOW THAT GOD OWNS IT ALL. Nonetheless, BECAUSE GOD DOES OWN IT ALL, THE TITHE, AS A PRIORITY, IS A STATEMENT OF YOUR RECOGNITION THAT GOD OWNS IT ALL. IN OTHER WORDS, I DON’T BELIEVE IT’S A YES, NO QUESTION. Or maybe, IT’S A QUESTION OF WHAT IS BEST RELATIVE TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
A PERSON MUST, HOWEVER, BEAR IN MIND TWO PRINCIPLES. NUMBER ONE, GOD OWNS IT ALL, AND AS A PRIORITY, GIVING IS COMMANDED IN THE BIBLE. THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO USE THE TITHE MONEY TO FUND DEBT REPAYMENT IS A VERY SERIOUS SPIRITUAL DECISION THAT CAN ONLY BE MADE WITH MUCH PRAYER AND GODLY COUNSEL.
Keep in mind, FAITH REQUIRES A FIRST STEP WITHOUT FULLY UNDERSTANDING AND WITHOUT SEEING HOW IT’S ALL GOING TO WORK OUT. Escaping DEBT REQUIRES ELEMENTS VERY TYPICAL OF THE FAITH WALK. As a rule FOR THE CHRISTIAN, IT REQUIRES FAITH TO EVEN TAKE THE FIRST STEP.”
Confiding in God
One of the issues that numerous Christians make is they compartmentalize their cash, and they think, “Well, I’ll give God 2%, or I’ll give God 10%, however the rest is mine.”
Yet, actually, on the off chance that we return to the Bible, we discover that every last bit of it is God’s. Presently that doesn’t imply that He will have us part with everything. That is not typically what He drives us to do.
The fact is that in the event that He did, we ought to be in a position where we’re willing. We’re that altruistic that we can confide in Him that He will accommodate our necessities on the off chance that he led us down that way.
So with Linda and I, in our specific circumstance when we were taking care of our obligation, in the wake of imploring about it, we not just felt like we should keep on giving, however we really felt like we should give more.
So for me actually, that was a huge test since I had run the numbers, and I had made sense of how long it was going to take. An expansion in our giving was simply going to back that off, or if nothing else as per my assessment.
Thinking back on it, I’m truly happy that we obeyed and that we followed that driving where the Lord was driving us since we wound up taking care of that obligation way quicker. A long time quicker than I had arranged.
Along these lines, despite the fact that it was totally irrational and didn’t bode well, God recognized what He was doing, and that is the thing that He drove and requested that we do.
My Advice To You
Summarizing this, my recommendation to you is to take this to the Lord in supplication, see what He’s driving you to do, and afterward comply.