How does this relate to tithing? In 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Paul encourages the church to make a plan and set aside a little bit every week to give to the mission. When we think about the act of giving, we can often feel that giving must be spontaneous, or if we are giving on a schedule then it is somehow less spiritual or less God-honoring. I would argue, however, that the opposite is true. When we schedule our giving, we signal that it is important to us and that we care about God’s command to be generous.
Last week during the tithing project, we considered how the gospel should inspire our generosity. I’ll leave you with this thought. From the very beginning, God planned the greatest love story and rescue mission ever known. He knew man would sin, and he planned to send Jesus to die in our place. The greatest act of love was carefully planned, even from the foundation of the world.
If you’d like to make a plan for your giving, we’ve got a great resource to help you schedule your tithe. Click the button below and you’ll be taken straight to the page where you can make your gift “recurring.”