January 23, 2010

Daily Devotional 1/23/10 Proving God in Finances

From:  Love Worth Finding

“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.” Malachi 3:10

You can say all you want about getting right with God, but if you don’t get right with God in your finances, you are not right with God. The kind of repentance that does not reach the bank account, has never reached the heart.

In Malachi 3:7, God says, “Return unto me, and I will return unto you.” And the people said, “Wherein shall we return?” God’s answer in verse 8 reveals that they were to return in tithes and offerings.

The point of return is the point of departure. If you’re going to come back to God and if you’re going to renew your fellowship, you’re going to have to begin with the tithe.

It’s time to put the good book to the checkbook!

How are you doing in the area of your tithes and offerings to the Lord?

1 comment:

  1. I recently checked out my church's budget. 10 percent for missional work, 90 percent for administration. And they continue to pull money once used for missions into unnecessary projects like refinishing the pews. I have stopped giving to the church and started giving directly to the needy. With churches being so inefficient and wasteful in the use of their resources I wonder if tithing to an institutional church makes sense anymore.