Jesus Christ is the most generous person who ever lived. He left the comfort of heaven, took on human flesh, and gave his life on the cross so that we might live in him.
In response to Jesus generosity we are called to be generous.
I was reading my bible today and I came across this two verses of the bible that really got me confused. In our churches today, members are asked to pay their tithe to the temple of the lord according to this books of the bible.
Bring the full amount of your tithe to the temple, so that they will be plenty of food there. Put me to the test and you will see that I will open the windows of heaven and pour out in abundance all kind of good things.
when you have finished setting aside a tenth of all produce in the third year of the tithe, you shall give it to the levite, the foreigner, the orphan, the widow, the beggers, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.
After reading this two verse of the bible, it got me confused about why the church always refer to the book of Malachi, for members to offer their tithe to the lord and forget to refer about the book of Deuteronomy.
Now my question is, I'am wrong if I decide to give my tithe to the poor, the orphan, the widow. Instead of giving my tithe only to the church. Please I need your advice urgently. Thank you.
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