Mal 3:10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “ If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.
When you demonstrate that God’s business means more to you than your own, He will prosper you. Tithing demonstrates that you’ve conquered self-interest and the fear of lack. It’s a demonstration of faith, and God always rewards faith.
Luke 12:22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.
:23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
:24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you that the birds?
:25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
:26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?
:27 Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
:28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
:29 And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.
:30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.
:31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
:32 Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
:33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.
:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Jesus was promising to guard, protect, and care for the disciples as they went out into the world. He assured them that because He cared for simple things like birds and lilies, they could be certain that He would take care of His little flock of believers.
We can’t know the future. But we can know this: no matter what comes, we are under the loving, caring, watchful eye of our Great Shepherd, who also happens to be the Son of God.