As I looked over this talk again, I quickly remembered the great story he told about the bag of coins. It’s worth studying one more time:
by Elder Carl B. Pratt
Of the Seventy
I love to pay my tithing because I need to pay my tithing. With many years of schooling between Matt and I, there have been many (and will still be many) years of financial instability. I love to write that check and turn it into the bishop because I don’t even want to know what would happen to our budget without paying off that debt to the Lord. And though I can testify that our monetary needs have often been miraculously okay thanks to tithing, in my heart I also know that this is true:
He fulfills His promises, and if we faithfully pay our tithing, we will not lack for the necessities of life, but He does not promise wealth. Money and bank accounts are not His richest blessings. . . . I have come to understand that the Lord’s richest blessings are spiritual, and they often have to do with family, friends, and the gospel.
What stands out to you as you study this talk? I would love to hear some of your experiences and testimony related to tithing. Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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