“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)
Notice that to the Jews that had been robbing him, God said, “prove me.” This is another way of saying put me to the test. See if I will keep my word. The Lord then promised to open up the windows of heaven and shower so many blessings on them they would not be able to receive them all. Now let me ask you a question. “Are you willing to prove God? Will you put Him to the test?” Over and over again in the Bible we have the promise from God that if we would be liberal, He would bless us.
“Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.” (Proverbs 3:9-10)
“The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.” (Proverbs 11:25)
“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days” (Ecclesiastes 11:1).
“But this I say, He which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully; and he which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.” (Luke 6:38)
Do you believe God will keep His word? The man who has never been liberal in his giving cannot say that it does not pay to give. But there are thousands of faithful stewards who will say that the more they give the more God blesses them. One day the thunderous voice of God will echo from the regions of heaven and say, “Give an account of thy stewardship.” Will you have been a good steward of the manifold grace of God?
May the Lord bless you and keep you!
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