8 Will a mere mortal rob the Lord? Yet you
Rob me. But you ask, “How do we rob you?”
“In tithes and offerings. 9 You are beneath
A curse, your entire nation, for you rob
Me. 10 Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse,
So that my house may have some food, and test
Me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “see
If I won’t open heaven’s floodgates and
Pour so much blessing out that you will not
Have room enough to store it. 11 I’ll prevent
Pests from devouring crops, and vines within
Your fields won’t drop their fruit before it’s ripe,”
The Lord Almighty says. 12 “All nations then
Will call you blessed, for yours will be a land
That is delightful,” says the Lord Almighty.
This is the only place in the Holy Bible that the Lord asks us to test him.
He tells us to tithe (give ten percent to the church) and that he will bless us.
Rev. Billy Graham said, “You can’t outgive God. Try it and see.”
Tithing is counter-intuitive, yet it is God’s way, so it works.