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Summary: "The Pathway To Fruitfulness," sermon series reveals several keys that will help you maintain a faithful walk with the Lord.

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Part 4: God’s Tithe

E. Honor God Through Your Giving (vv. 9-10)

a. Meaning of tithe = one tenth of total income

b. Malachi 3:8-12

c. God’s Disapproval (VV. 8-12)

i. “You have robbed Me”

ii. People were robbing God because they were

taking or withholding what was not theirs.

d. God’s Challenge (V. 10)

i. “Prove Me Now”

ii. A challenge and invitation are offered

instead of punishment

iii. God promises forgiveness to those who obey

His commands

iv. God promises fruitfulness to those who

head His call

e. God’s Guarantee (VV. 10-12)

i. “I will pour out a blessing”

ii. God will open the windows of Heaven and

pour out barrels of blessings

iii. God will rebuke the devourer

1. He will not destroy your fruit

2. Because of your faithfulness in giving

iv. All nations shall call you blessed

f. “If you would not take offering from the

offering plate, why would you fail to put

offering in it?”

i. Scriptural rules for giving

1. Give your first fruits (Proverbs 3:9)

2. Give consistently (1 Corinthians 16:2)

3. Give cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7)

4. Give you best fruits

(Deuteronomy 16:17; Matthew 10:8)

ii. Scriptural reason to give

1. Luke 6:38

2. 2 Corinthians 9:6


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