Imagine yourself wearing black clothes and a black mask. You decided to go to heaven and break into the divine treasury of God. After that, you find innumerable gold and money. There are even things that only God can possess. So what you did is to help yourself and steal as many treasures as possible.
Sounds crazy, right? It may even be unthinkable and unimaginable for many of us. Even the most brilliant, gifted, strongest, and famous robbers in the world could never pull such an impossible feat. As absurd as it may sound, many people are really guilty of one of the greatest crimes in the universe – robbing God. But how exactly this is done?
How do you rob God?
So let’s go to our main topic. Can you really rob God? If yes, how do you do it? Here’s the answer:
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings” (Malachi 3:8).
It is very clear that people can rob God by not tithing and giving of offerings. According to the study made by the Barna Group, only 5% of adult Americans tithe! Can you imagine 95% of the American adult population robbing God???
The cost of robbing God
“You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me” (Malachi 3:9).
People think that not giving to God is the way to get richer or financially stable. However, it is just the opposite. We, as humans, tend to think that getting more can lead to having more. Oh if only people understand and believe what Proverbs 11:24 says:
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
Could it be that not tithing and giving offering is one of the BIGGEST unseen reasons that America is now in rapid financial decline? The whole nation of America is under a curse.
There are a lot to talk about this vital topic. So I HIGHLY recommend you to please read, “Shocking Truths from the Bible: 10 Reasons Why I Tithe”.
A Commandment with a Promise
One study shows that Christians who tithe have healthier finances compared to people who don’t. There is no doubt that the only way to gain is to give something. That’s the natural law that God has set in motion in this universe. Malachi 3:10-12 states:
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.
A Test Commandment
God wants to see our hearts. He wants to see our priorities in life. He commands us to give 10% of our income to Him and in exchange, He will bless us according to His will. Among the commandments of God, tithing comes with a DARE. God says, “TEST me in this”. He wants us to test Him through offering and tithing. Can you believe that??? God is saying in effect, “Come on, my child. I want you to test me. I dare you.” This is one area of God’s character that you can test.
To set the record straight, tithing will not make you the richest man on the Earth. It does not support the deceptive “Health and Wealth Gospel”. What it does is the fact that God will always meet your needs and even the desires of your heart, provided it is according to His will. Do you want to make God as your financial partner? Then begin tithing today and see how He can lead you to a better financial stability.
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