Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.
God owns everything. He is the source of all that He shares with us. So it is only fitting and to our benefit to remember that fact by honoring Him with our material possessions.
Malachi recorded a similar message from God to people who had not been faithful in paying tithes and offerings to God. He called them robbers! But then He gave this test and promise: “‘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’” (Malachi 3:10).
Of course, our focus must not be on the physical things and obeying only to receive a blessing. As Jesus Christ said, “You cannot serve God and mammon. … But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:24, 33).
For more about what the Bible teaches about tithing, see our article “Tithing: What Is It?”