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Daily Devotional

Tithing
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
28
November
If we would have God open His treasury, we must open ours.
T. V. Moore
Some people become very irritated when the preacher starts to preach about money. No doubt some have cause to feel uneasy because they have been guilty of robbing God, as Malachi puts it, by not paying their tithes and offerings. There are those who would tell us that tithing is legalistic, and they can point to the self-righteous Pharisee who gave tithes of all that he possessed. To show us how much superior they are to the legalistic Pharisee, they in their generosity generally give less than he did to the support of Gods work!

Whether we want to face up to it or not, the subject of our giving is dealt with in the Word of God, and we cannot expect to prosper spiritually until we are right in this matter. Tithing, giving a tenth of our income to God, is not legalism. Jacob promised to tithe before the law was given (Gen. 28:22). Abraham, again before the giving of the law, gave tithes of all he possessed to Melchisedec, a type of Christ if not Christ Himself, as some people believe (14:18-20)

C. H. Spurgeon preached from Malachi 3:10 at the reopening services in the enlarged New Park Street Church in London in 1844. He reminded his people that if they wished to have the promised blessing, they must comply with the conditions attached to it. Spurgeon later commented, This they were quite ready to do, and from the time of our return to our much-loved sanctuary until the day when we finally left it, we never had room enough to receive the blessings which the Lord so copiously poured out for us.
Daily devotions are from the book "Eagle's Wings" published by the Free Presbyterian Church.
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