Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Money. There’s seminars, books and financial counselors galore on this one subject. Yet, the simplest financial advice causes some Christians to cringe. Tithing. A simple word that means a tenth part of something. This means ten percent of your gross earnings should go to God. I know already some of you are mad. But think on this. God lets you keep ninety percent. He could rightfully ask for it all and demand you live totally by faith in Him. Some say that’s Old Testament law. So is thou shalt not kill, but you seem to like that one. Thou shalt not steal, doesn’t bother you because that helps you keep your stuff. Getting never seems to upset anyone. It’s the giving back that drives them crazy. Do this for me. Take ten bananas, ten oranges, apples, eggs, and carrots and lay nine of each in one pile and one by itself. Now look at these piles. The pile with forty-five items is what God gave you. The little dinky pile with only five items is what he asks you to use to help Him get His message of salvation out to others. Yet, for some reason we want our pile, plus at least God’s banana.
The next problem is where we give it. Some want to divide the tithe among several charities or different ministries. However, that is not what God says to do. It’s to be given to the storehouse, general offerings of your local church. Verse ten doesn’t say that about the offerings, just the tithe. Offering can be placed anywhere God leads you.
Money! It’s not evil, but it can be the root of all evil if we don’t do things God’s way. God says here; “prove me,” or test me. What does He promise in return? He will pour out blessing from heaven on you. So, go ahead, try it. You’ll like it, I promise.
Have you tried God’s finance plan?
You can read a lot of self-help books. However, none will provide you with a Bright New Life, like God’s Word does. We saw that again this week in:
● Busy, Often Too Busy
● Before, Or After
● Built Strong To Last
● Blessings And Pleasing
● Behold, The True King
● Best Money Advice Ever
The Bible is God’s Book Of Life. If studied, and obeyed, its not a self-help book, It’s a God’s Help book. It promises, and delivers a Bright New Life.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.
|December 30, 2019||Genesis 1- 2||Matthew 1|
|December 31, 2019||Genesis 3-5||Matthew 2|
|January 1, 2020||Genesis 6-8||Matthew 3|
|January 2, 2020||Genesis 9-11||Matthew 4|
|January 3, 2020||Genesis 12-14||Matthew 5|
|January 4, 2020||Genesis 15-17||Matthew 6:1-15|
|January 5, 2020||No Passages Assigned|
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
There is no man that hath left house,
or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children,
for the kingdom of God’s sake,
Who shall not receive manifold more
in this present time,
and in the world to come life everlasting.
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director