“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
(Malachi 3:10 NIV)
Did you know that God makes note of our offering? In the twenty-first chapter of Luke, we’re told that during His stay in the temple, Jesus looked at the way that people were tossing their gifts in the offering box. And while the rich put in more, Jesus commended a poor widow, who had “put in more than all the others,” because all the other “people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on” (vv.3-4). In Malachi chapter three, God also made note of the people’s offering, and noticed that they were actually robbing Him of the tithe that was His, so He challenged them to give, and watch Him bless them tremendously. He is still watching and willing to reward us when we obey Him and give.
We can never outgive God.