How to Obtain Financial Freedom

Malachi 3:7-12

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Reference: Malachi 3:7-12

God pays attention to our stewardship—how we obtain, save, invest, spend, and give away our money. Satan, who is also very interested, would love to keep us in financial bondage. Financial bondage is not just debt or poverty. If money increases our worries, or if we have plenty in the bank, but no treasure in Heaven, we are in financial bondage.

God wants to open the windows of Heaven and pour out spiritual and financial blessing on us., but we must be brought to a place where we can receive it.

Malachi 3 shows us how to obtain financial freedom. “Yet from the days of your fathers you have gone away from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what way shall we return?’” (Malachi 3:7).

If we want financial freedom, there must first be a personal return to God, which is tithing.

God is not out to impoverish us; He wants to enrich us in His own way. God isn’t interested in our money, but rather, our hearts.

Adrian Rogers says, “You’ll never know financial freedom, no matter how wealthy you are, if you don’t tithe.”

When we remember tithing is God’s way of revealing our priorities to ourselves, we will see tithing as a great blessing. It is our privilege to show God that He is first in our lives and everything else is second.

Second, there must be a material release.

Tithing is not a legalistic practice; it was established before the law of Moses was written. Also, Jesus Himself commended it. According to Scripture, tithing is ten percent given to the temple of God (church), for the work of the temple.

Finally, when we learn to give back to God freely, we’ll see a spiritual renewal.

“And try Me now in this,’ Says the Lord of hosts, ‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:10)

God keeps His word; when we tithe, God will renew our faith, rebuke our foes, and restore our fruitfulness.

Apply it to your life

Are you seeking freedom from financial bondage? Return to God; understand that He wants you, first and foremost. Then, show your faithfulness through tithing.