Today’s test is one that will release us in even greater measure to experience the Blessed Life. The blessed life isn’t about getting more but about giving more to others of our time, talents and treasures to others. Jesus said it’s far better to give than to receive. From the beginning God has timeless principles and ordinances. Marriage for instance was established in the beginning as a statute and ordinance, an ordinary principle for living. Similarly there are many more statutes of God and ordinances which aren’t about the law but rather the ways of God which position us to walk in a greater measure of blessing. How we respond is the way he will respond to us. “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you”. Here’s a great promise, return to God and he will return to you. If you don’t feel close to God today, guess who moved? Just make one step in return and you’ll encounter him. From the beginning God had established a principle for life, that he would bless his people to be a blessing for others but in order to walk in that blessing they had to ensure that they returned the tithe, the first 10% of all their income. They were going to learn to trust in God for their needs and live by faith. This isn’t law. This is life. God’s people not only return to him the tithe but also are generous with offerings. God lays down the gauntlet, a challenge to his people. You say you have faith for salvation, but what about your finances. Most people say they’ll trust God with their eternal destiny but can’t seem to trust him with their bank accounts! By making this choice to trust God we position ourselves for both protection and in addition blessing to such a degree that others will see there is something different about us as we are able to bless so many others around us!