Malachi 3 from The Message
“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 you will not have room enough for it.”
“Bring it on” says God. Tithes of money, tithes of action, tithes of commitment. Bring it on and see if I don’t bless you, He says.
Do we believe that? Do we throw caution to the wind and tithe our lives to God? The Old Testament goes with 10%. Christ ups the ante substantially with His expectations. We are to live a life that glorifies God, a life of service to others, like Christ did, and did for us.
It’s not that hard, you just have to put others first, just like putting God first.
Bring it on He says, test me in this. Is your faith big enough to test Him?
In His Name,