Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (29th February, 2016)

Posted: February 29, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion, Words Of Wisdom

February 29, 2016

ROBBERY

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Malachi 3:8-12

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Malachi 3:8
 
People who do not pay tithes are cursed with the curse that comes on those who dare to steal from God.
“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3).
It is bad enough to steal but do you really want to steal from God? God has declared in His Word that not tithing is stealing from Him. God sees the non-tither as a thief. All the curses that are due thieves are therefore determined on nontithers.
But a further debilitating curse is determined on non-tithers for stealing from God Himself. “Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation” (Malachi 3:8-9).
You may get away with throwing your shoes at your dog or even your spouse. But throwing your shoes at the American president could get you into jail! You may steal from a mere man and get away with it. But you will not get away with stealing from God. Stealing from God will get you into big trouble. The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, beholding the good and the evil. He sees every penny you take away from His house. You cannot escape when you steal from God. Stealing from God is a very bad idea and I would advise you not to do anything like that. Pay your tithes so that you do not become a doubly accursed thief!

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