The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Malachi 3:8-10

"Come to a church which tithes its members. As the Prophet Joseph said, a church that does not have the power to call upon its members to sacrifice everything does not have the power to save them. Come and pay your tithes and offerings; and, as the Lord has promised, he will open up the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that you have not room to receive. (Malachi 3:8-10.)" - Vaughn J. Featherstone, "Commitment," p. 103

"'Cursed is the ground for thy sake' was the Divine fiat to the first man. In contrast, note the assurance given to Israel that by faithfulness the seasons should be made propitious, that nurturing rains should come, bringing such harvests that the people would lack room to store their products. (See Malachi 3:8-10)." -- James E. Talmage, "General Conference Reports," April 1924, p. 50

"Let me now say to the Latter-day Saints, if you will cast in your tithes and your offerings you will be blessed with greater abundance; the Lord will open the windows of heaven and bestow upon you a greater blessing. It will be with you as the Lord spoke through Malachi to the Israel of his day; after rebuking them the Lord promised them a great blessing." - Heber C. Kimball, "Journal of Discourses," 10:246

"Tithing has been instituted in the Church in every dispensation when the United Order has not been established. Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek. In Malachi, one who neglects this law is said to rob God. The Savior sanctions it. In our present dispensation, tithing, the lesser law, exists in place of the United Order. (See Genesis 14:18-20; 28:16-22; Malachi 3:8-12; Doctrine and Covenants, Section 119.)" - John A. Widtsoe, "Priesthood and Church Government in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints," [Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Company, 1954], p. 60

"As long as the people faithfully complied with the law of the tithe they prospered; and when they failed the land was no longer sanctified to their good. Hezekiah (2 Chron. 31: 5-10) and Nehemiah (Neh. 13:10-13) reproved the people for their negligence in the matter and awakened them to the jeopardy that threatened; and, later, Malachi voiced the Word of Jehovah in stern rebuke, forceful admonition, and encouraging promise, relative to the payment of the Lord's tenth..." -- James E. Talmage, "The Vitality of Mormonism," [Boston: The Gorham Press, 1919], p. 206

In this dispensation, the Lord has established the law of tithing as the law of revenue of His Church. Without it, we could not carry out the eternal purposes of the Lord. It is also a law by which we show our loyalty to the Lord and prove ourselves worthy for privileges, ordinances, and blessings. – Earl C. Tingey, “The Law of Tithing,” Ensign (CR) May 2002

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