Related commentaries – Anointed

Jesus anointed with perfume – Mark 14:1 – 14:9

Criswell tells of a young man who promised to tithe

W. A. Criswell tells of an ambitious young man who told his pastor he’d promised God a tithe of his income. They prayed for God to bless his career. At that time he was making $40.00 per week and tithing $4.00. In a few years his income increased and he was tithing $500.00 per week. He called on the pastor to see if he could be released from his tithing promise; it was too costly now. The pastor replied, “I don’t see how you can be released from your promise, but we can ask God to reduce your income to $40.00 a week, then you’d have no problem tithing $4.00.” (W. A. Criswell, A Guidebook for Pastors, p. 156)