The Bible clearly teaches that my money will be blessed when I tithe and put God first in my finances. You need God to bless it and lift the curse off it. It is not that God curses your money when you don’t tithe. Just like each of us, we are born under the curse of sin and the curse is lifted through our faith in Jesus. God gives us his favor and blessing when we put our faith in Christ and he blesses our money when we put our faith in him. That does not mean that tithing will make you rich but it will make you blessed. His wisdom is greater than ours.
… so that you might trust the power of God rather than human wisdom. 1 Corinthians 2:5
When it comes to giving and tithing human wisdom is at odds with what the Bible teaches. Human wisdom says that I can’t afford to give the first tenth of my income. Human wisdom says that if I give that much I will not have enough money to pay my bills and l will always lack. Human wisdom says that 90% could not possibly go as far as 100%.
Faith leads to God’s blessings. Faith enables me to have God’s wisdom rather than my own. God says he will bless me when I tithe. He promises to make the 90% go further than the 100%. He promises to bless my money when I give and to open the windows of heaven and bless me beyond what I can imagine. He promises to rebuke the devourer for my sake.
Ultimately, I must decide if I am going to trust God and his wisdom or what I can figure out with my own wisdom. God’s power is so much better than mine! If you struggle with this area of your life ask God to give you the faith to trust him and obey him. He loves to bless us more than we can imagine!