SATURDAY, MAY 12
Scripture: Genesis 28:22
Genesis 28:22 says, “And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.” The covenant of the tithe had just been born. Abraham walked in it. And we are sure that Isaac saw it! Now Jacob makes it a covenant, an official covenant with anointing oil saying this is Bethel, this is the house of God, and my covenantal actions are my covenantal guarantee. Do you walk in the covenant of the tithe? It has five covenantal promises, amazing promises. Maybe one of the reasons why God chooses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise is because it includes the tithe! He chooses the poor to be rich in faith. Maybe this is why – they are the only ones who fully trust God to be their provision. Miracles come to those who trust God to be their provision. It is relational. There are people who would like to instruct you where to give, but that is turning it into a formula. Let God tell you what, where, when, why and who. When that happens it always stays a personal covenant between us and God. I wouldn’t walk without it. God is faithful! It is both satisfying and wise to let God direct your giving!