VIDEO The Blessing of Giving

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try 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 such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10

In times past, self-discipline was needed to set aside a portion of every harvest to provide seeds for the next year. There is a parallel when it comes to tithing of our resources to the Lord.

Israelites were required to “honor the Lord with…the firstfruits of all [their] increase” (Proverbs 3:9). God promised to bless the Israelites as long as they continued to honor Him with their tithes (Deuteronomy 28:1-2). Even before the Mosaic Law, Abraham gave a tithe to the priest of God, Melchizedek, showing it to be a long-standing norm for God’s people (Genesis 14:20). And Malachi showed the post-Babylon nation that they were robbing God of His tithe.

If you are not already tithing, begin to set aside a tenth of God’s provision as an offering of thanks to God—a way to honor Him for His blessings.

Giving in a regular, disciplined, generous way—up to and beyond the tithe—is simply good sense in view of the promises of God. John Piper


Trust God in Your Giving


 

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