Malachi 3:8-10 says, “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, 'In what way have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation. 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.”
Could it be that one reason many families are having financial problems is because they have been robbing God? It was certainly true in Malachi’s day. Their refusal to obey God in bringing their tithes into the storehouse brought about a curse in their life.
Notice that He told them to bring ALL the tithes into the storehouse. That would equate today to bringing the tithe into the church of which you are a member. Some Christians send part of their tithes to media ministries and only send a small portion to their church – this is an act of disobedience. If they feel led to send to ministries outside their church, it should be an offering above the tithe.
Notice the promise that God made them. He said if they would obey Him that He would open the windows of Heaven and pour out such blessing that they could not contain it!
I wonder what it would be like if all the members of any church were to bring their tithe to their church? Oh, I know, they would then be able to do all that God has told them to do?