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 “Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return (Malachi 3:7).

Text — Malachi 3:6-12


Jehovah was displeased with Israel and Judah for a number of reasons. They were sorcerers, adulterers, swearers, and oppressors of  the weak in the society. In addition, God’s controversy with Israel, as a nation, was their refusal to give tithes and offerings to make adequate provision for His house. The consequence; ‘Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation” (Malachi 3:9).

To be free from this curse and enjoy His blessings, God instructed them to bring all the tithes for enough provision for His house. The benefits they would derive if they obeyed Him included an abundant provision for the nation, preservation from all evils, the rebuke of all devourers and peculiar favour before all men. Beloved, it is wrong to assume that tithing was limited to the Old Testament era. If the blessings mentioned above are not just for Old Testament saints, then Christians must obey the commandments for their benefit. Christian, return to God by obedience to His Word and enjoy His blessing.


Return to God by obedience


Not tithing is robbing God.

Prayer for today

 Lord, give me the grace to show my love by obedience.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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