Bring all the tithes (the tenth) into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test 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 [so great] a blessing until there is no more room to receive it. Then I will rebuke the devourer (insects, plague) for your sake and he will not destroy the fruits of the ground, nor will your vine in the field drop its grapes [before harvest],” says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:10-11 Holy Bible Amplified Version
Rebuke means to criticize (someone) so as to correct a fault. The fault in this case being our selfishness.
In the ancient world the people were mostly farmers and would starve because of flood , drought , insects and plant disease devourer their crops. In todays world the devourer is materialism , and vanity. Joseph- Anthony: Green
We do not need to give one tenth of our wages unto the Lord if we cannot afford it but we can give of our time instead. There are numerous opportunities available to us such as visiting seniors either those that are living alone or those in a retirement home. We can offer to help worthy groups such as Habitat for Humanity.
I do not believe doing something like walking for cancer sufficient , after all , that is just a one day event. Our offerings should be weekly.
Jehovah is more pleased with your weekly giving from your heart , not your wallet. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Jireh (God is our Provider) for blessing me with countless occasions to serve You through service to the local community. I anticipate the wonderful privileges You will offer in the future to serve You. I adore You in the name of He who served as a living sacrifice unto me for the blessing to be a member of Your Holy family Jesus Christ. Amen
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.