“Malachi 3: 8-9 is probably the most misrepresented scripture
tithing advocates quote in the Bible. They contend that anyone
that does not pay tithe is robbing God and will be cursed. However,
Malachi was not speaking to the Jewish nation he was speaking
to the priests. The priests were the ones criticized for robbing God
and received the curse for failing to follow God´s ordinances. They
were withholding the best meats for themselves and offering God
“blemished” sacrifices.” – Terrence Jameson

“Tithing was about food and never about money. There is not one
passage of Scripture telling any Jew or Christian to give 10% of
their money to a religious institution.”
-Dale Partridge

“This was strictly a practice for the nation of Israel under the Old
The covenant which has been fulfilled by Jesus Christ in the New
Covenant. Furthermore, we do not see any instruction or example
of a New Testament Christian tithing. Like temples, sacrifices,
dietary laws, and priests – tithing has been nailed to the cross
and no longer has an active role under the New Covenant. So if
tithing isn´t Christian, what do the New Testament Scriptures
instruct us to do in regards to giving? The short answer is: be generous. “
-Dale Partridge

“This certainly isn´t a matter over which believers should break
fellowship. Love is far more important than our view on tithing
(1 Cor. 13). Still, I would argue tithing isn´t required or even
encouraged for believers in Jesus Christ.”
-Thomas Schreiner

“Nowhere is tithing mentioned when commands to give generously
are found in the New Testament. When Christians are instructed
to give to the poor, they aren´t commanded to give “the poor tithe.”
Instead, they are instructed to be generous in helping those in
need (Acts 2:43-47; 4:32-37; 11:27-30; Gal. 2:10; 1 Cor. 16:1-4;
2 Cor. 8:1-9:15). For example, 1 Corinthians 16:1-4-a passage
often cited in popular circles in support-doesn´t mention tithing;
it relates to a one-time gift for poor saints in Jerusalem.”
-Thomas Schreiner

“Give Generously. Even though tithing isn´t required today, it does
not follow that believers should hoard their possessions. We are
commanded to support those who preach the gospel (Matt. 10:10;
Luke 10:7; 1 Cor. 9:6-14; 1 Tim. 5:17-18). And while we should
enjoy the good things God gives us, we are also called to be
generous to those in need (1 Tim. 6:17-19; 2 Cor. 8-9). Wealth
can so easily become an idol, leading us to abandon the Lord.
Since God is to be our treasure, believers are to give generously
and freely. For many in the West, this will mean giving more than
10 percent. Still, Scripture doesn´t command Christians to give a
tenth-and Scripture, not tradition is our rule and authority.”
-Thomas Schreiner

“Some people think that simply being nice and not harming others
is morality; others think that following rules and tithing are morality.
But without Christ, all moral beliefs ultimately boil down to the one
in which perpetually rails against the concept of grace: man’s
lawful, religious, and futile attempt at establishing his own
righteousness.” – Criss Jami.



I’m still not sure if I heard this correctly or just imagined a little twist. What do you do when you need a new plan – and a boost to your faith? In this episode, I start off with a simple process for creating new options to consider when your “game” seems to have dried up.

Episode #788 July 30, 2021

Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.


Why should I keep trying when God keeps closing the door on my calling?

If God calls us to something, wouldn’t he open the doors to make that happen?

You may need to take a fresh look at your calling.

I break this down very specifically in 48 Days To the Work and Life You Love.

Your calling/vocation is the big picture – what you want to be remembered for.

Your career is a subset of that. There are a lot of careers that will allow you to fully embrace your calling.

If God is calling you to something, you will likely already have talents in that area.

I do believe it requires work and struggle to be effective even if we are operating in our calling. But I don’t think God will call us to something that does not align with our passions, talents, personality traits, and dreams.

I was given a raise because of my sales volume and then fired a week later. What do I tell a new employer about my reason for leaving my last job?

If you have the sales ability you were rewarded for, the next company will not be as concerned about why you left. You are in the driver’s seat in finding your next opportunity.

Please tell me if I’m crazy!  I want to be the Jack LaLane of the baby boomer generation.

It’s a wonderful idea. It’s great to attach your name to something well-known.

There’s a sequence I’ve been working on to develop your idea:

  • Start with your curiosity
  • Move to proficiency
  • Then develop your passion
  • Identify purpose
  • Develop your promise
  • Then you’ll see profit

Am I lazy, scared, lacking self-discipline, or all of the above?  

You can’t just superimpose a plan of action like I recommend. You first need to start with your curiosity. Then take action on the things that you are excited about.

Don’t focus on the process. Focus on the end result. What is the transformation that you want then you can find the method for getting there?



I feel like I just got punched in the faith…..