16 Nov Malachi 3:10

10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

In view of all of the promises God’s word gives us, there stands His promise of Malachi 3:10 to, “Throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it”. So, why do we have problems fulfilling the condition to receive that promise: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.”? A church member was having trouble with the concept of tithing. “How can I pay God 10% and keep on top of my bills?” The preacher said, “Try it for a month and I’ll pay the difference of any of your bills that fall short.” The man said sure and the preacher replied, “That is amusing. You would trust a mere man who possesses so little materially, but not God who owns the universe.” Are you trusting God with your giving or are your gifts to God pitifully small? Do you make elaborate excuses to salve your conscience? (Like the grocer who counted unpaid bills as part of his tithe or the man who supported his own children in Florida as part of his tithe.) Are the material things in your life blessing your life, constraining your life, enlarging your soul or shriveling your soul?