Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (22nd May, 2016)

Posted: May 22, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Deuteronomy 12:5-6

Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

Proverbs 3:9

People do not pay tithes because they think it is an Old Testament law and does not apply to them.

The doctrine of tithing is found mostly in the Old Testament. But so is the doctrine of salvation. The Old Testament is as much a part of the Bible as the new. Please do not think about tithing as an archaic Old Testament law anymore because that way of thinking will destroy the basis of your Christian faith.

I love the Old Testament as much as I do the new. If you insist on thinking that tithing should be discarded because it is in the Old Testament then please do not comfort yourself with any of the Psalms any more. Do not claim any of the promises in the Psalms any more because they are from the Old Testament. Also, do not read any of the stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Samson, Gideon, David and Goliath to your children because they are in the Old Testament. And do not forget to ignore the words of wisdom in Proverbs because those are also in the Old Testament. Dear friend, you will be committing spiritual suicide if you discarded the Old Testament and what it contains.

Remember that both Jesus and Paul taught salvation from the Scriptures. The Scriptures they taught from are what you call the Old Testament.

Every doctrine in the New Testament comes out of the Old Testament. Basing your life only on the New Testament will surely make you a lopsided and immature Christian.

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills


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