Test Me

Malachi 3:10 – “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.” (NIV 1978)

My Musings – God will indeed bless if we do this, but we must make sure that our motive in doing so is not to obtain the blessing. We must make sure we want to contribute, but have been reluctant to do so because of our own needs. Then it becomes a measure of our faith, not our greed. God blesses faith, not selfishness or greed.

My Advice – Your mother and I have seen this in our own lives. My career did not really take off financially until we began tithing. Since then God has blessed so that we have lacked nothing we needed, yet we are not consumed by greed to get more. As you start your career, you may feel you do not make enough to tithe. Do it anyway and get ready to be amazed at how God stretches the resources.

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