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LIVING BY THE SCRIPTURES

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house; and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it." - 3 Ne. 24:10.

"The money is really tight this week," I thought as I made out our tithing check that Sunday morning before Church. As I put it in the donation envelope I thought to myself, "If I mail it tomorrow we will still be paying our tithing, but it won't get to the bishop's house until the middle of the week and by then things should not be so bleak."

With my decision made, but feeling a little guilty, I put the tithing envelope in my scriptures and we left for church. As we started singing the sacrament hymn, I argued with myself that I should pay our tithing in faith but it would be all right to mail the envelope tomorrow.

I opened my scriptures. There in front of me was the answer to what I should do. At that moment I felt that that scripture was written just for me and I knew that there was no way that I could justify mailing the tithing check on the next day. Immediately after the sacrament meeting, I walked up to the bishop and handed him our tithing check.

We were blessed as the Lord promised and were able to meet our obligations that week.