"Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith יהוה of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob יהוה? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith יהוה of host, if I will not open you the window of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to received it" (Malachi 3:7-10).
THE IMPORTANCE OF PAYING יהוה (YAHWEH) AND YOURSELF TEN PERCENT FIRST
"...money answereth all things." (Ecclesiastes 10:19)
" The blessing of יהוה, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it." (Proverbs 10:22)
"For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it." (Ecclesiastes 7:12)
"My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Because I will publish the name of יהוה: ascribe ye greatness unto our God יהוה." (Deuteronomy 32:2-3)
"A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children..." (Proverbs 13:22)