Two men were survivors of a shipwreck, stranded together on a deserted island. One man started working frantically, constructing a large SOS sign made out of stones and gathering wood to make a signal fire.
Meanwhile, the other man sat under a palm tree, relaxing in the shade.
“Why aren’t you helping me?” the first man asked. “We have to do everything we can to make sure that we are rescued!”
“Don’t worry,” the second man answered. “I earn over a million dollars a year.”
“What good is your money out here? We still need to help people find us!”
“You didn’t let me finish. I earn over a million dollars a year and I tithe. My pastor will find me!”
People who tithe on their income, whether they are rich or not, are valuable church members indeed!
“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.