"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)
Many read and plead this promise without noticing the condition upon which the blessing is
promised. We cannot expect heaven to be opened or blessing poured out unless we pay our
dues unto the Lord our God and to His cause. There would be no lack of funds for holy
purposes if all professing Christians paid their fair share.
Many are poor because they rob God. Many churches, also, miss the visitation of the Spirit
because they starve their ministries. If there is no temporal meat for God's servants, we
need not wonder if their ministry has been little food in it for our souls. When missions
pine for means and the work of the Lord is hindered by an empty treasury, how can we look
for a large amount of soul-prosperity?
Come, come! What have I given of late? Have I been mean to my God? Have I stinted my
Savior? This will never do. Let me give my Lord Jesus His tithe by helping the poor and
aiding His work, and then l shall prove His power to bless me on a large scale.