Scripture: Malachi 3:8–18
Focus Text: “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour down on you an overflowing blessing (v. 10).
Listening to God: If you are going to walk with me, I must own your possessions. If I do not own them, they will own you. I gave them all to you in the first place. Do you understand that? Or is there still a corner of your soul where you hide the idea that you got them for yourself? If you let go of these things, I can use them to bless you. If you hold on to them, they will strangle our relationship. Obey me in giving me one tenth of your income. If you can’t do it all right now, start with one per cent a year and work toward the tithe. Put my promise to the test; I dare you!