POOR FOLKS PAYING TITHE?
A theological question have I,
That some wish wouldn’t be tried…
Do debts come first
To be reimbursed,
Or is first to be paid, the tithe?
A Scripture says somewhere,*
If you owe your brother, leave it there…
Go be reconciled
Til your brother has smiled,
Come back and then present there.
Those with limited income,
Are they allowed to only give some?…
Til their debts paid,
These days they’re not laid
In prison til they’ve paid everyone!
Certain TV preachers insist,
Pledging what you don’t have will be blessed…
One is blessed by increase
But when that’s ceased,
Is it okay to avoid money mess?
Some have tithed and then had to live
On whatever the church could give…
If they managed their own,
Keeping more at home
Household funds might be less of a sieve.
Does tithing “magic” make it always okay
To throw proper management away…
I wish preachers would take
More time to make
Messages for those of us who must pay!
* Matthew 5:23-25