A mother can have 8, 9 or even 10 children, but she will never forget the first one. The pain, the suspense, the joy that she felt the first time she got pregnant was special. She loves all of her children, but the first born is dear to her.
Just like that love that a first time mother feels, God wants to be special to you in that way. He wants you to always put Him first. He wants you to re-member Him first and put His needs first. That’s why He instituted the Tithe. Tithe is a way of putting God first and showing Him that nothing and no one means as much to you as He does. And when someone treats Him that way, there is no way that their life is not going to show the results.
As it is written,
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7
God will never be made a fool of, so whatever you do or however you treat Him, is how He will treat you. When a person puts Him first, then He puts them first. Then they will reap the benefits of a life blessed by God. But when a person ignores and forgets about Him, they will see the results of a life far from God. It’s as the old folks used to say, “young man, you better be careful, you know you reap what you sow”.
And they were right.
May the God of the Bible Bless You
Bishop Bira Fonseca