Today's Gifts to the Lord
It is important that every believer should realize that the giving of an offering to God is an act of pure worship. The tithes are a recognition of the sovereign authority of God and the offerings are an expression of deep love and thanksgiving to Him for the riches of His salvation.
- Robert Rayburn
O Come, Let Us Worship
"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 blessings until there is no more need" (Malachi 3:10). My friend, that is a startling expression. God says, "put Me to the test." Those words mean this: Place the Almighty on trial. "Thereby put Me to the test" - with the tithe. In other words, our text tells us to put God to the proof, to test Him out and see what He will do. We are to give Him one-tenth of our income and then to see whether He will let us be the loser or not. I tell you, my friends, my soul is overwhelmed by the amazing condescension of the Most High to place Himself in such a position.
- A.W. Pink