The Spiritual Laws of Tithing (Excerpts from “The 33 Laws of Stewardship; Principles for a Life of True Fulfillment” by Dave Sutherland, Kirk Nowery)
Personal Income vs. Personal Tithing to the Church100 90 80 70 60 50 Column4 40 Column3 30 Column2 20 10 0 Personal Income Tithes given to the church based on 2.38% of giving
Personal Income vs. Personal Tithing to the Church100 90 80 70 60 50 Series 3 40 Series 2 30 Series 1 20 10 0 Personal Tithes paid to Income the church based on 10%
Current Tithing Chart Personal Income Tithes Paid to the Church
Biblical Model on Giving Personal Income 10% giving
1. Tithing, or the lack of has reached an all- time low.2. In a report, titled “The State of Church Giving ” it was determined that3. Church attendees give on average only 2.38% percent of their income to the church4. The Barna Research Group found that only 4% percent of Americans give 10 +% of their income to churches.
THE LAW OF RIGHTFUL OWNERSHIP – Nothingtruly belongs to us; everything actuallybelongs to God.THE LAW OF PURPOSEFUL POSSESSION –Wise stewards are guided by lordship, not“hoardship.”THE LAW OF MIRACULOUS MULTIPLICATION –Man’s economic measurements are no matchfor God’s miracles of multiplication.
THE LAW OF GUARANTEED RETURN – Asyou give, so it will be given to you. You getmore back than you give.THE LAW OF JOYFUL GENEROSITY – Godloves those who give with the rightattitude.THE LAW OF FAITHFUL DEPENDABILITY –How much can God trust you is the markof a true steward.
THE LAW OF SUPERNATURAL SUPPLY – Godenables the giver to give beyond his ability to give.THE LAW OF PERSONAL INITIATIVE – Giving out ofa desire to give is better than giving out of duty.THE LAW OF GRACEFUL ABUNDANCE – Abundantgrace brings abundant blessing that spursabundant ministry.THE LAW OF SECRET SPIRITUALITY – Godly giving isa private demonstration of our faithfulness, not apublic display of pride.
THE LAW OF SACRIFICIAL EXAMPLE – The mostsignificant gifts are often given by the mostinsignificant givers. (The Widow’s Mite)THE LAW OF RISKY MISMANAGEMENT – Tryingto rob God will always cause robbery of yourblessings.THE LAW OF GODLY CONTENTMENT – Wisestewards are happy with what they have, nothassled by what they don’t have.
THE LAW OF ABSOLUTE HARVEST – Sowsparingly, reap sparingly; sowbountifully, reap bountifully.THE LAW OF CHANNELED RESOURCES –Good Stewards are “pipe-lines”; notstorage tanks.THE LAW OF LOVING COMPLIANCE – Pureobedience, prompted by purelove, produces pure stewardship.