A mother once approached her young child’s Sunday School teacher with a problem. It seems that her son was keeping for himself money that he was supposed to be putting in the Sunday School offering. The mother asked the teacher if she would address the issue.
The teacher said that she would, and she decided that she would try to put the fear of the Lord into the young man. She asked him, “Do you know where little boys go when they don’t put their money in the offering plate?”
“Yes, ma’am,” the little boy replied. “They go to the movies!”
Grownups also know that you can go places and do things with money that should go to the Lord. You can go to the movies, the lake, the golf course, the car dealership… You name it, and you can go there.
How much better off we are when we decide to give the Lord what is due him. Our worshipful giving puts us in a better place than non-givers can even imagine!
“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.”—Malachi 3:10.