December 31

Malachi 3:1-4:6; Revelation 22:1-21; Psalm 150:1-6; Proverbs 31:25-31

As we close out this year and prepare for a new year, we are reminded about the importance of our tithes and offerings. Throughout the Book of Malachi, God has pleaded with His people to return to family and return to Him.

In each instance, the people, who are just like us, ask, “But How?” God then elaborates exactly how we can return to Him and our families. In the 3rd chapter of Malachi, God wants His people to return to Him in their finances.

The tithe is considered holy and it belongs to God (Leviticus 27:30). God asks us to return the first tenth of our income to Him as an act of worship. As you approach this New Year, put God first in your finances and watch how He multiplies and blesses your life in every area— not just financially.

God asks you to “put Him to the test” in this area of your life. You will not be disappointed with the results.  Happy New Year!
Tomorrow’s Reading: Genesis 1-2:25; Matthew 1:1-2:12; Psalm 1:1-6; Proverbs 1:1-6