Originally Posted by cltclt77
The "key" to all that you are speaking about is found in these scriptures about offerings that you have provided along with the ones about tithing. That is in "GIVING". If you tithe, God will bless what you give, not because it is a tithe of your increase, but because you GIVE. There have been times when God has directed me to GIVE to someone, to a minister, to a ministry, to a person I saw walking along the side of the road...
Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." (NKJV)
For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." (NKJV) . If you choose to use the tithe, then God will measure back to you accordingly. If you choose to use your conscience and a determination in prayer as to what to give, then God will measure back to you accordingly.
I have known many Christians who are under self-condemnation because they were unable to "tithe" according to what they have been taught is the "responsibility of a Christian".(emphasis mine) Christ has set us free from the law of sin and death in which same law, tithing was required. If one has a heart for God and seeks Him with his whole heart, mind, and soul, that one will "GIVE" to whomever God compels him from the heart, and will be rewarded, "good measure, pressed down and shaken together." If you are giving, whether in the form of a tithe or offering or whatever gift you would give in order to receive...then your motive to give is wrong to begin with.
Give and you will receive. That is a law of reciprocation as real and established as to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
May God Bless all Cheerful Givers.