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.
We Christians do not understand that God needs our obedience even in our financial responses. Samuel the old prophet of God said obedience is greater than sacrifice. We are not bound by law, but by being obedient to God even in our finances sacrificially, we find that, God will exceed our faintest expectations. We are not doing so, with the seed of faith that is firmly planted in his storehouses (our local church ministry), to brother wonderful or sister magnificent; but we are doing so to further preaching the gospel in the very communities that we live in. When we do so we are obedient to how the Jesus said to spread the Gospel of his kingdom. By starting with our home, reaching our communities, spreading through our state and our nation and then reaching our world for his sake. When we reach out he will bless our efforts and bless us in ways we never thought possible.
Are you struggling with how or why? God wants to bless you and in your obedience, God will pour out the flood gates of Heaven and richly bless you!