Malachi 3:10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!
Tithing is giving the first part of your income (traditionally 10 percent) back to God to honor him. So if you make ten dollars, you’d give one dollar back to God.
Does God need your money? Of course not. He owns it all anyway. But he wants what it represents – your heart.
Let’s take a closer look at today’s verse. “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse that there may be food in my house.” What’s a storehouse? It’s wherever you worship. Your act of giving is an act of worship in the house of worship.
Did you know that in the Bible, this is the only place that says you can prove there is a God? God says, “Try tithing and see if I don’t exist. We’ll play a little game. You give to me and I’ll give to you and we’ll see who wins.”
I’ve been playing this game with God for 35 years and every year I lose. When Kay and I got married, we decided we would tithe the first 10 percent of everything we made. We even decided that if we were in debt, God would still get paid before anyone else. And I will tell you, sometimes it was scary. Sometimes I was out of work and I didn’t know where the money was going to come from, but God provided.
Trust God and see if he doesn’t “pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”