Dave Ramsey Says – Week 7 Tithe Challenge

art work short jpgToday you will be encouraged by best NY times bestselling author and radio host Dave Ramsey.  In his book Financial Peace Revisited he has a great chapter called “Understand the Spiritual Aspects of Money.”  I would like to share some great insights from that chapter.

He writes:

  • The spiritual aspect of money you must understand is ‘farming.’  No farmer has ever grown a crop unless he planted some seed.  Personal growth requires that you give money away. Somehow giving reminds us that the world doesn’t revolve around us.
  • Good things that cannot be calculated or quantified are set in motion in your life and in   your finances when you give; I have seen many couples make the turn toward financial peace simply by adhering to this principle.
  • You need to plant some seed in self-growth, and you can do this only by giving.  I do not    totally understand what giving does to the human spirit, but I do know that I meet very few well-balanced, happy, healthy, wealthy people who don’t give money away.
  • Giving helps us keep proper priorities in our lives.  It is essential to good money       management.
  • Christians should give tithes to their local church.

He goes on to list references for reasons to tithe:  Genesis 14:18-20, Leviticus 27:30, Numbers 18:26, Deuteronomy 14:22, 1 Chronicles 26:20, Malachi 3:7-12, Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42, Luke 18:12, 1 Corinthians 9:7 and Hebrews 7:8.

Thanks Dave!  And thank you for giving and taking this challenge to grow spiritually.  I am praying for you.

Darrell

Tithe Online at http://ridgefellowship.com/#/give

Source: Financial Peace Revisited, Pages 28-30.   ages 28-30. 

About dkoop

Lead Pastor of The Ridge Fellowship: Leander, Jarrell & Taylor, TX
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