“I Will Rebuke the Devourer for Your Sakes”

Malachi 3:11

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said:

“I can’t list all the ways that blessings will come from obedience to this principle [of tithing], but I testify many will come in spiritual ways that go well beyond economics. In my life, for example, I have seen God’s promise fulfilled that He would ‘rebuke the devourer for [my sake]’ (Malachi 3:11). That blessing of protection against evil has been poured out upon me and on my loved ones beyond any capacity I have to adequately acknowledge. But I believe that divine safety has come, at least in part, because of our determination, individually and as a family, to pay tithing.”

(“Like a Watered Garden,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 34.)