So now that I have started my new job I can start tithing again, which is great. I have been brought up knowing what 10% of my allowance is since before I was even in school. I like tithing and I have been blessed by God greatly financially which I believe has to do with my faithfulness with my own money.
So my new thought pattern is where does your tithe have to go. I understand that when people tithe to the church they are helping the church pay for all of the necessities, which includes the pastors pay which I am grateful for as a pastors kid and a soon to be pastor myself. But then there are those times when you go to the annual church meetings and they go over all the finances, and you are able to see where each and every dollar was spent from direct tithes and it concerns me how little seems to be spent on taking care of widows and orphans (or you know those in need). There are certain groups or organizations that each church might give money to but what about those individuals that need help with a worthwhile cause.
If our money is suppose to go to the church, and we are not suppose to look at the church as a building but as a group of people then does that mean I can give my tithe to people that are going to be using that money for good, and for God’s work…to further His Kingdom? If I give my money to other Christians they are the church.
Any thoughts?Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing.