Who Owns it?
(Genesis 12:2 NLT) I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.
- It ALL belongs to GOD.
(Psalm 24:1 NLT) The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.
(Psalm 50:10-12 NLT) For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it.
- The FIRST belongs to GOD.
(Exodus 13:1-2 NLT) Then the LORD said to Moses, “Dedicate to me every firstborn among the Israelites. The first offspring to be born, of both humans and animals, belongs to me.”
(Exodus 23:19 NKJV) “The first of the first fruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the LORD your God. . . .
(Genesis 4:3-4 NIV) In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. And Abel also brought an offering–fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,
(Malachi 3:8-11 NLT) . . .”You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. You are under a curse, . . . Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!
(Malachi 3:11 NLT) Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not fall from the vine before they are ripe,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
- The TITHE belongs to GOD.
(Leviticus 27:30 NLT) “One-tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain from the fields or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD and must be set apart to him as holy.
√ When you bring the tithe the OWNER blesses the REST.
(Exodus 13:14 NLT) “And in the future, your children will ask you, ‘What does all this mean?’ Then you will tell them, ‘With the power of his mighty hand, the LORD brought us out of Egypt, the place of our slavery.