7 Bible Verses about the Benefits of Tithing
Benefits of tithing? There’s a little bit of tension in the idea that there are benefits to obedience to God. Our goal should be to grow so that our compliance is voluntary and motivated by love. But that doesn’t take away from the fact God rewards giving and works in tithing in miraculous ways. The blessings he promises as a result of our giving come in a variety of forms, sometimes even financial.
Consider these passages on what has been called the Law of Reciprocity, or The Law of the Harvest, when it comes to the benefits of tithing:
Give, and it will be given to you. You will have more than enough. It can be pushed down and shaken together and it will still run over as it is given to you. The way you give to others is the way you will receive in return.
– Luke 6:38 (NLV)
Remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth.
– Deuteronomy 8:18 (NRSVA)
“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.”
– Malachi 3:10 (NIV)
And whoever gives a cup of cold water to one of my humble disciples, I promise you, he will not go unrewarded.
– Matthew 10:42 (TPT)
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves purses that do not wear out—a treasure in heaven that never decreases, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
– Luke 12:33-34 (NET)
Some people give much but get back even more. Others don’t give what they should and end up poor. Whoever gives to others will get richer; those who help others will themselves be helped.
– Proverbs 11:24-25 (NCV)
He who shows kindness to a poor man gives to the Lord and He will pay him in return for his good act.
– Proverbs 19:17 (NLV)