READ: Malachi 3:7-12
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat inmine house…” – Malachi 3:10
In every church, there is always a small percentage of people who tithe. You may also have noticed, that it is only a small percentage of people who prosper.
You read in Genesis 14:20 that Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek. Melchizedek was a priest of the most high God. He represented God and the Church. All successful people, who have walked with God, know that it is God who gave them what they have. David was giving an offering. He said, “I’m only giving You what You first gave me.” (1Chronicles 29:14). When you realize that it is God who gives you something, you will always want to acknowledge Him. Nebuchadnezzar the king began to boast about what he had. God struck him down with a disease and for seven years, he played in the grass like an animal. When he came back to his senses, he gaveglory to God. God does not like it when people boast about things which they acquired by His grace.
Remember that God has made you what you are. Are you intelligent? Are you skilled? Are you beautiful? Everything is from God (1 Corinthians 4:7). When God elevates you to a position of influence and authority, please remember that you are there by the grace of God. Every powerful position has an expiry date.
One of the ways a successful person can give glory to God is by acknowledging the grace of God, and giving tithes. Even if you have a little, you can still give something. God wants you to give in relation to what you have.