10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
Raise your hand if you grew up singing the hymn based off this verse?
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse,
All your money, talents, time and love;
Consecrate them all upon the altar,
While your Savior from above speaks sweetly,
Trust Me, try Me, prove Me, saith the Lord of hosts, and see
If a blessing, unmeasured blessing, I will not pour out on thee.”
You betcha. . . Great song.
I love being able to bring the tithes into the church house.
But what happens – though – when I’m not AT the church house on a Sunday or two in a row?
Or, what if I keep on forgetting to bring my tithe to the house of the Lord?
Or, what if I know God has called me to tithe and it is a privilege and joy (supposed to be anyway!) – but I really need some accountability?
What if I could set my budget, lock in on the tithe, and have it paid for me every month/week without having to think about it?
I’m SO glad you asked. . .
I’m gonna Throw it Out There – Your local bank . . . are you ready? . . . will allow you to Automatically Pay your tithe to the church without you ever having to think about it.
That’s right – just like any and all other ‘On-line’ bills you pay through your ‘On-line’ bank account – you can set up an automatic draft of your tithe from your computer right this very second.
But Pastor Matt – it is an act of worship for me to be able to place my money in the offering plate every Sunday when the collectors come around!!!!! What about that?
You’re right. I grew up with the same mentality. But let me Throw this Out There – What is God after – mainly – when it comes to us giving our tithes and offerings? Our hearts. And doesn’t He say somewhere not to let anyone – even our hands – know what we’re giving? And, by the way, I guarantee your $$ will get to the church house and be accounted for just like it is when you put it in the wooden plate.
One last thing – I’ll Throw this Out There too – Go back and read the last half of Malachi 3:10 again. . .
Now raise your hand if you want God to open the windows of heaven for you and pour out some blessing until you run out of need?
Yeah, me too. Go ahead. (Everybody now!) Take the plunge. Set it up.
“While your Savior from above speaks sweetly.“