2 Corinthians 9:10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.

When we tithe and given an offering, God obligates Himself to enhance the quality of our lives. Not only does He obligate Himself to bless our lives, we prove to Him and to ourselves that we can be trusted to sow a financial seed, which causes Him to give more seed to the sower.

This additional seed allows us to enjoy more of life and more importantly, it gives us additional seed to sow. This additional seed shouldn’t only be limited to our local church. This seed can be used for improving the schools in the inner city, building shelters for battered women, or cleaning the streets in gang infested areas. How awesome would it be to have the additional resources to single-handedly improve the housing in lower-income areas? That’s why God wants to put additional resources into our hands. But, we must first prove that we can be trusted in the least by giving our tithes and offering in order to be trusted with greater additional resources.

Luke 16:10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.