“Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions.” Malachi 3:8
Normally we think of robbing as an action of taking from someone. But God makes clear that we rob Him when we don’t give back to Him as we should. Every dollar that we earn, and every free moment of time that we have comes by the grace of God. Are you joyfully giving back to God the best of what you have – regardless of the amount? Or are you hoarding what you have out of fear or selfishness? Instead of determining what you will give based on how much you have left over – determine what you will give from the top of pile; and trust that God will bless you for your obedience.
“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:24-25
Read Malachi 3:6-18. List God’s promises in these verses? How are we to put God to the test?