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Today’s scripture: Malachi 3: 10

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. And try Me now in this says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.

Many years ago, a boy aged 16 had to leave home because his father was too poor to support him any longer. So he trudged away with all his worldly possessions, resolving as he journeyed, to set up his business as a soap maker in New York. Arriving at the big city, he found it hard to get work, but as he remembered the last words of his mother and the advice given to him by the captain of a canal boat, the youth dedicated his life to God and determined to return to his Maker an honest tithe of every dollar he earned. As he found work, he kept true to this resolve and as time went, he instructed his bookkeeper to open an account with the Lord and to credit it with one tenth of all his income. The business grew miraculously, so much so that the honest proprietor dedicated two tenths, three tenths, four tenths and then five tenths of his earnings to God. It seemed his sales increased in direct proportion to his generosity. And soon, his brand of consumer goods – Colgate Palmolive – became a household name throughout the world.

This story illustrates the blessings that accompany the faithful payment of an honest tithe.

Tithing is a covenant duty that grants us access into the privileges of covenant prosperity. The principle of the tithe was instituted by God and not by preachers out for your money. Tithing predates the Law. Abraham and the patriarchs paid tithes before Moses, the Law and the priesthood ever emerged (Hebrews 7:1-10). We do not only rob God when we refrain from giving our tithe, we also do ourselves a grave disservice by holding on to the very seed that ensures our harvest. The truth is, God does not need our money. The cattle on a thousand hills are His. The tithe is simply one of God’s primary methods of keeping an open channel of financial provision coming our way. The results of giving a tithe far outweigh whatever the tithe constitutes. We can experience exponential growth in our finances by keeping faithful to the tithe. It was J.D Rockefeller, the American billionaire that said, “I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.”

God is able and ready to bless you. He will meet all your needs and more. As you commit to giving your tithe, God is committed, by His principle, to ensuring that you have more than enough to meet all your needs. He will send you the rains, the latter and the former, and the land shall yield its increase for you, in Jesus’ name.

Memorise & Meditate

“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, says the Lord of hosts; and all the nations will call you blessed, and you will be a delightful land, says the Lord of Hosts.” Malachi 3: 11:12

Prayer/ Confession

Lord, I thank you because I am a partaker of the covenant of Your blessing. I receive the grace to give a tenth of all my increase. As I obey You, Lord, I ask that the windows of heaven are continually open over me. I enjoy a constant shower of divine abundance in Jesus’ name. Amen.