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Catalyst 2.0 Prayer Guide : Why Should I Bring My Tithe Into the Storehouse by Larry Jones

Why Should I Bring My Tithe Into the Storehouse? 

by Larry Jones    

Malachi 3:10:  “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 so many ways to spend my money these days.  There are many opportunities for entertainment, or if I really feel philanthropic I can find lots of non-profit organizations that are doing great work. However, while I enjoy concerts, and I have my favorite organizations that help the poor in our community and make the community better, I support them with the funds I have available AFTER I bring my tithe into the storehouse of the Lord. While I work hard for the salary I receive, I only have that job because God made it available to me. I only have the education I need to be able to do the job I do because God prepared the way for me. With this in mind it only seems appropriate that I also return to the Lord at least a tenth of what He has given to me.   

I don’t believe that by giving back to the Lord, I will not face challenges in my life. I don’t believe that you can buy salvation. I don’t believe that by giving to the Lord it makes me any better than anyone else.  I do believe that it is what God wants, what God teaches, and what is expected of a Christian.    

Giving must be from the heart, and it must be without a grudge, for scripture also says that the Lord loves a cheerful giver.  As we enter into Catalyst 2.0, I hope you will give to your fullest capability and thank the Lord for the opportunity.

We are an affluent people.  Ask yourself if you are maximizing the resources God has gifted you with in order to further God’s kingdom.
Posted by Terri Soper at 12:00 AM
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