Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house. – Malachi 3:10
Understanding who we are as the people of God is critical for success as stewards of His kingdom. We are God’s safety valve, the ones God has called to demonstrate what kingdom solutions look like. Ministry occurs when God’s people serve others for eternal purposes. Ministry touches lives with eternity in mind.
Ministry takes place in God’s house. In Old Testament times, this was the temple. In fact, today’s verse, which talks about tithing, also refers to God’s house.
Ephesians 2:19,21-22 tells us that Christians are now God’s temple: “You are . . . of God’s household . . . the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you are also being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”
If our church is the dwelling place of God, the Word will be taught, the needs of the saints will be met, and the community will be impacted.