Though our motives for tithing and giving should not be mercenary, God has graciously promised abundant blessings to the faithful, consistent tither.
- Spiritual and Material Blessing – God has guaranteed to repay the responsive tither by overwhelming him with blessings:
“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 you will not have room enough for it” (Mal. 3:10, N.I.V.).
- Divine Protection – God has promised to protect the faithful tither from the ravages of the devourer. He will establish a hedge against financial disaster, enable our possessions to last longer, and cause our 90% to go much further than our 100%.
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse…And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts” (Mal. 3:10, 11, K.J.V.).
- Eternal Rewards – In a very real sense, our tithing represents a practical investment in the kingdom of God and has a direct impact upon our eternal destiny and heavenly reward.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:19-21, N.I.V.).