"'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.'" (Mal. 3:10 NIV)
- Money's propensity to change us: for BETTER or for WORSE.
"A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything." (Eccl. 10:19 NIV)
- Giving changes your HEART.
"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 neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matt. 6:19-21)
- Frees you from MATERIALISM.
- Strengthens your FAITH.
- DEFINES the size of your God.
God will fill only what you're willing to EMPTY.
"So she went from him and shut the door ... and her sons ... were bringing the vessels to her and she poured. When the vessels were full, she said to her son, 'Bring me another vessel.' And he said to her, 'There is not one vessel more.' And the oil stopped." (2 Kin. 4:5-6)
"Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on." (Mark 12:43-44)
Your HEART means more to God, than anything.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." (Prov. 3:5-6)