Proverbs 11:24 MSG // The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.
Luke 12:34 // For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
1. God MUST be FIRST
Proverbs 3:9-10 // Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.2. The TITHE must be first
Exodus 23:19 // The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God.
Genesis 4:3-5 // And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering.
Malachi 3:10 // Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.