Monday, August 25, 2008

Tithing Story

I don't have much time this morning to post an in-depth devotional on tithing, but I wanted to share a story our stake president shared yesterday in our ward conference.

I'm not sure where he heard the story. But there was a temple open house and a Jewish rabbi went to attend. He was so impressed with the feelings he felt there that he went back to his congregation and preached to them the importance of tithing. His point was that the reason he felt the Spirit in the "living temple" was because the people (the members of the Church) actually paid their tithing. He taught his congregation that tithing has been a commandment a long, long time ... even preceding Moses and he admonished them to pay a full tithe.

It was a very interesting story ... especially the point that we will have the Spirit of the Lord with us if we pay it.