The Light Bill or Your Tithes: Which one would you pay first?

Are you or someone you know still giving money to the church although having a hard time paying their own bills?

Is giving to the church more important that you are willing to be short on your rent/mortgage?

Is your church/organization that money is given to, helping the people in your community?

Do you believe that you should still give during this time of economic crisis?

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Comment by Stephanie on August 7, 2009 at 5:19pm
You are all spiritually young if you do not know that when you pay your tithes the Lord ALWAYS takes care of you and you won't have to worry about the light bill. Its not even a question I would consider!! I know this for a fact because once my light bill was due and I had 40 bucks to my name and I took that step and at first I wasn't. But I did and gave the lord my forty dollars. Do you all know that when I go my bill it wasn't a cut-off notice? I had received a credit on my account enough so that I didn't have to worry about the light bill for hte next 4 months!!! If you do what you are supposed to do as a Christian God will take care of you PERIOD.
Comment by Keith McKenzie on August 7, 2009 at 5:02pm
I'm not saying don't pay your tithes. I'm simply saying don't be takin by what yall call pulpit pimps cause they are out there. I just don't believe in following some one that is not leading me to heaven. Like donating money to a shelter, instead of giving your hard earned money to the panhandler on the street that you know is going to the dope man and liquor store. Be wise.
Comment by Michelle Hickman on August 7, 2009 at 4:56pm
No doubt the bills has to get paid first....remember we are under new testament law not the old testament
Comment by DERRICK L. THOMAS on August 7, 2009 at 4:36pm
Comment by Tina on August 7, 2009 at 3:55pm
Honestly, I am growing spiritually, but I haven't grown that much. I would pay my bills first, especially if money is tight. Personally, my church would and has helped people in the community when they need it, whether it be money, clothes, food, or just prayer. Although, I feel that my church could do more. I do believe that you should give during economic crisis, but not as much as if you weren't
Comment by EagleValor on August 7, 2009 at 3:40pm
Tabitha McCalop , I love how you expained your opinion about tithes. It was as if I could see you here talking to me. I have always felt the need to give tithes, but like others I did not use strong faith in God and know that he will see me through any adversity financial or otherwise. I Blocked my blessing instead as you said. But, you have encouraged me with your words and I thank you for that. Our God is an Awsome God.
Comment by Sandra "Bsugar" on August 7, 2009 at 3:17pm
Even though my pastor does stay on the congregation about paying your tithes regulary. He has said if you have to choose between getting you prescription and paying tithes, get your prescription. If you have to choose between paying your rent and paying your tithes, pay your rent. But if you have to choose between that new handbag and paying tithes, put the handbag down.
I admit I had not been as faithful paying tithes in the past as I should have been. But a few years ago when I was about to have surgery, overdue on my rent and at my wits end with grief from the loss of my mother a few months prior. I went to the church to speak to a minister, she prayed with me then took me to the financial deacon. After explaining my situation he gave me a check the very next day for my rent and a gift card to a local market for groceries. Praise God.
I now pay my tithes because I see how it can help so many people...including me.
Comment by Kathy Bounds on August 7, 2009 at 2:35pm
If you are tithing on a regular basis your light bill should not be an issue. The only time you should not be able to cover you bills is if you have become unemployeed or had something out of the ordinary put a choke hold on your finances. The tithe is only 10%, the government takes more than that off the top. If we are living within our means, we should be able to live off the 90% and the 10% should not be that big of an issue. People, do it or don't do it, it's up to you. The reward for doing it is based on the law of sowing and reaping. If you don't want to sow then don't but don't trip it your reaping suffers. Tithing is a heart issue, not a money issue. Remember that God does not need our money, He desires our trust in Him and requires our faith.
Comment by CHERYL (BKA) Natural Beauty on August 7, 2009 at 2:21pm
I’m sorry but if it was my tithes or a bill, it would have to be my bill. I don’t believe God would want us to have a moment of stupidity when you should be using your common sense. God would understand if you had to be responsible and pay your bills first and then pay your tithes with what’s left.

Life is a choice, yes you are suppose to give and tithes but you shouldn’t have to suffer or do without just to do right by God.
Comment by earl lee burns on August 7, 2009 at 2:00pm
I would pay my light bill frist & ask God to for gave me!!


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