Daily Verses: Malachi 3:6-11
Key Verse : Malachi 3:10: 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 3:8 says that the Israelites robbed God in tithes. They might have given their tithes or only gave a part of their tithes. This verse implicitly shows that tithes belong to the Lord and have to be returned to Him. God requires His children to give tithes not because He needs the money, but it is a test of whether we are willing to be obedient and not be greedy. In other words, He wants our hearts to not be bounded to money. Often times, a person does want to give their tithes using the following excuses: they do not have enough, the church is already rich, they do not trust that tithes will be used by the church correctly, or they think that giving tithes is not a must. These excuses can hinder God’s blessings to come into their lives. For those who are faithful in giving their tithes, God promises to bless them abundantly and rebuke the devourers from their lives. The fence of protection and God’s grace will also protect their lives and possession. They will experience many of God’s miracles in their lives.
Obedience in giving tithes and special offering will make our hearts not be bound to money.
I want to start to give tithes and special offerings in my local church.
2 Corinthians 9:7: So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
I will pray for more and more children of God to produce many fruits of the Spirit so that they may be an impact for this nation.
DAILY BIBLE READING: EZEKIEL 22-24