Malachi writes in Chapter 3 verse 10: “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”

In 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 verses 6-8, Paul demonstrates the call of stewardship to the Church in support of Macedonian believers: “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”

The Lord commands us to give at least a tenth of what He provides us back to Him, that we might remember that all we own ultimately belongs to Him (Genesis 14:20; Matthew 23:23). In light of the incarnation and sacrifice of Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 8:9), He calls us to give sacrificially, generously and intentionally to provide for the servants of the word, to further the gospel's advancement, and to meet the needs of the poor. We pray the Lord would bless the gifts of His saints for the fame of His name.