Culture At Large

Quick Thought: Paying your Mortgage or Giving Your Tithe

Jerod Clark

A couple of months ago, ESPN did a story on professional athletes and their tithing habits.

Famous boxer Evander Holyfield was one of the athletes profiled.  He’s given millions of dollars to his church (which faces some controversy of its own, but let’s set that aside for now).  At the same time, his mansion in Georgia went into foreclosure.  When questioned about why he would pay his tithe before his mortgage he said:

“Because I know that tithe, me paying that tithe, it’s going to better me off in the long run.”

The Bible talks about both paying debt and tithes, but if you were in the same situation as Holyfield, what would you do?  Which would you pay first?

(Quick Thought comments should be short.  Maybe a couple sentencesbut no more than 100 words or so.)

Topics: Culture At Large, Business & Economics, Money, Theology & The Church, Faith