When Ron died, I fell behind financially. I had no way to make ends meet. I did the only thing I knew to do. I increased my tithe. I’ve done that several times over the last few years. God always supplies my needs and sometimes even my wants.
And the question always comes up. Do you tithe on the gross or the net of your pay? Well, do you want God to bless your gross or your net?
If everyone in the church tithed, our churches would have no financial difficulties. And we don’t tithe because we are afraid to trust God.
Do you wonder why God is not blessing you? The answer is this—Because you are not blessing God.
This is from Malachi 3:6-12
“I the Lord do not change. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.
“But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
“Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.
“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
“In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 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 there will not be room enough to store it.
There are more than 100 Bible verses about giving. God is a really good God, but you won’t find out how good he is until you trust him with your money.