Elder Sheldon F. Child

Quorums of the Seventy

"As we faithfully pay our tithes, the Lord will indeed 'open the windows of heaven and pour us out a blessing, that there shall not be room to receive it.'

"We are living in challenging economic times. However, if we look back over the past years, we find there have been, and will continue to be, times of relative prosperity and times of financial uncertainty. However, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves, if we first pay our obligation to the Lord and then use wisdom and good judgment, the Lord will help us manage the resources he has given us.

"President Heber J. Grant stated: 'I want to say to you, if you will be honest with the Lord, paying your tithing and keeping his commandments, he will not only bless you with the light and inspiration of his Holy Spirit, but you will be blessed in dollars and cents; you will be enabled to pay your debts, and the Lord will pour out temporal blessings upon you in great abundance.'

"The Lord asked Israel to prove him, to test him, to have faith in him so that he would be able to keep his promise to them. That same commandment and that same promise are in effect today. When we keep the law of the tithe, the Lord's promise is sure."

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