Posted: August 04, 2018
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it." Malachi 3:10
I love the confident voice of God in this scripture. He is promising us that He is going to take care of us, just like a really good dad would. He's saying that if we commit to obey Him (by "bringing the whole tithe") He will guarantee an outpouring of blessing. Guarantee!
I don't know one faithful tithing believer who hasn't struggled with tithing at some point. It's really hard to give away your money! God knows that. If it were easy, everyone would do it. Trusting God's promises is difficult, but the return is guaranteed. And every time you trust God and see His faithful hand of provision, it gets a little easier next time.
Father, thank You for your lovingkindness that always follows through on Your promises. I desire so much to obey You, not just for the rewards, but because You command it and You deserve it. Show me the areas, including giving, where I need to be more obedient, generous, and trusting. Amen!