I will give you some old and new testament scriptures. I thought the same thing as you that it didn’t apply any more but it does. You have to also notice using the tithes and offerings is what helps the churches pay for their bills, maintenance, mission trips, feed the poor, etc.

Mark 12:41-44 KJV

41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Luke 21:1-4 KJV

 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Luke 11:42 KJV
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Malachi 3:8-12 KJV

 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith theLord of hosts.

12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.

These are just a few scriptures. Tithing also blesses you, I hope I helped. God bless! Love your sister in Christ, Jacqueline


So I got a job offer in a different city and I see it as a wonderful opportunity to finally get off of housing and off of food stamps and make a salary and support myself, and even though I would be in a different city as my family, I see it as a wonderful opportunity to provide for them as well and help with the bills. The Lord is my provider and I think of how I lack a decent job and if anything were to happen to my parents I know that I would indeed be homeless with my parents debts to pay so i really want to move and get this job but I am scared. I’m so used to my mother holding me back from so many things and I’m scared of her but I really want to be an adult and support myself and of course them. I pray for prayer of strength and faith and courage. I need to give them a response today and I really don’t want to turn down the offer. I see it as a chance to escape poverty but I feel like a coward and I don’t want to trap myself because of fear. Prayers are most needed.

Thank you so much for your kind words, God bless!