Where is the Promised Blessing?
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 18, 2017)

So many people use Malachi 3:10 as proof-text that we are required to tithe our money to our local church building. But if the commanded tithe is monetary as they claim, and Malachi 3:10 is instruction for us, then the blessing attached would also be for us.

Let’s look at Malachi 3:10 to see what it says:

“Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

My mother tithed faithfully for 50+ years of her life. Never once did she see a blessing so great that she did not have room enough to receive it.

And, if those who “tithe” were honest with themselves, and with God) they would have to say they have not seen such a blessing either. Notice the verse says, ” a blessing”. “Blessing” is in the singular in Malachi 3:10. It is a one-time blessing, not blessings extended over 50+ years that total more than can be contained.

Since not one single monetary tithe defender can honestly say that he or she has received the blessing that was so huge they had no room to store it, it is clear the monetary tithe is unScriptural. If it were Scriptural, and that blessing was never received, wouldn’t that make God a liar?

After all, He did say He would open the windows of Heaven and pour out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it, did He not?

The truth is, God is not a liar. But monetary tithe teachers and defenders of the monetary tithe make Him out to be one.

God never commanded the monetary tithe that Pastors preach and teach. Nor did He authorize tithes for the Church. In the Bible, God said He gave the tithe command to Israel, to be observed in the land of Canaan.

He said that the commands He gave to Israel, He gave to no other nation. (Psalm 147:19-20 ) Those who can’t face the facts can continue to believe the lying Pastors…

…I’ll believe the Word of God.