And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;– Colossians 3:23
In Leviticus 27 we are taught that a tithe of everything belongs to the Lord and that we should keep our promises just as God Almighty is always faithful to keep His! This tithe is more than financial- it is all encompassing- as in everything we do we do it unto the LORD- giving a percentage of it all to Him- be it our time, our talent, or our treasure!
We are not our own- we did not come from ourselves, we do not create and sustain the air we breathe- we are Gods creation, His handiwork. Created by and for Him in His image (Genesis 1:26).
That being the case— we OWE service to Him— if for no other reason than He gives & sustains our lives! He, being always merciful and gracious, generously asks that at least a measure of all we do and have be dedicated to Him. Even more pleasing to Him- and exceptionally beneficial to us- is our dedication of all we do to Him- May God be glorified in ALL we do! Amen!
The Lord commands that, “Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil (Matthew 5:36-37). We are, simply stated, to be people of our word. That is why it is important- critical really- that we weigh out our words before speaking them. Let us fear God and not man in our words and deeds as this helps to negate our tendency to give hasty answers— we are to be God pleasers rather than people pleasers afterall.