One of my favorite pastors and teachers is Robert Morris of Gateway Church in Dallas, TX. And one of my favorite books by him is, The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living.
“Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation. 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.” Malachi 3:8-10 (NKJV)
After about a year of tithing faithfully to our local church, I approached my husband with Bible in tow. “Honey, we are robbing God!” I exclaimed. “How can we be robbing God if we have been paying tithes on every paycheck?” he asked, totally confused. Continue reading