This entry is part 15 of 28 in the series Devotionals

If someone tells you that you are cursed with a curse for not being a tither, boldly tell them, “That’s ridiculous!” It’s ridiculous because New Testament saints are not under the Mosaic Law. Jesus Christ became the curse for us. 

Gal.3:10-13 says, “But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under His curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law. So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, “It is through obeying the law that a person has life.” But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When He was hung on the cross, He took upon Himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”

The New Testament church CANNOT pick what part of the Mosaic Law it wants to do. If a person does not do ALL of the Law, they will fall from the grace of God. Falling from God’s grace means that you have rejected what His Son Jesus did on the cross. Instead, you are “working hard to be righteous” by paying your tithe, which was a part of the Old Testament Law. The Old Testament is considered the old wine in the old bottle. The New Testament Church is the new wine in the new bottle. You CANNOT put new wine in the old bottle (Matt. 9:17).

Gal. 5:4 says, “For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.” The enemy of God has put fear in our hearts far too long about “giving.” Jesus Christ came to save us, not condemn us. Abraham was blessed because of his faith in God. This is the same way other believers are blessed, too. “Even so Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.” – Gal. 3:6.

Ridiculous means absurd or hilarious. God DOES NOT allow His children to be cursed. The next time someone puts a “dollar amount” on what you should give, remember God’s Word. Be led by God’s Spirit in your giving, walk by faith and give according to your several ability (Matt. 25:15). Whatever you do, don’t fall from God’s grace. Remember, NO ONE CAN CURSE A CHILD OF GOD, except God. Stand on the Word of God and be free. THE GREATER ONE LIVES INSIDE OF YOU! (1 John 4:4 NLT) Be sure you know the difference in that which is ridiculous and that which is true.

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