First Things First

There was a knock on the door of the hut where a missionary in Africa lived. The missionary responded to the knock and found one of the boys from the village holding a large fish in his hands. The boy said, “You taught us what tithing is, so here—I’ve brought you my tithe.” As the missionary gratefully took the fish, he asked the young man, “If this is your tithe, where are the other nine fish?” The boy smiled and answered, “Oh, they’re still back in the river. I’m going back to catch them now.”

Now that boy understood what tithing is all about!

“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.

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