Prioritizing God

Beloved of Christ Jesus, the Word of God in Malachi 3:10 says: “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “ 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.” God has ordained that every believer to give a tenth of his income as a proof of his love, devotion and faith in Him. Why we prioritize God? We prioritize Him because the money we received is a blessing from Him. It may be true we worked for the money, but if God did not give us the wisdom, intelligence, strength, health and so on, we can do nothing – “…for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5). With the tenth God is actually teaching us to glorify him with our possessions which is the firstruits of our income, and He had promised to bless us abundantly.

How much should we give to God? The Word of God says 10% of our income is the Lord’s. And this is His promise to each and every one of us who obediently and faithfully giving a tenth, “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.” (Malachi 3:11) Brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, have we being obedient in giving our tithe to God? One who loves the Lord will not only give back a tenth, but he will not hesitate to give everything to God not out of obligation, but out of love. Jesus loves you. Amen!