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 fields, saith the Lord of Hosts.
I love this promise of paying tithing. The devourer will be rebuked for our sake. And the vine shall not cast its fruit before its time.
That means that the Lord has us in His hands. When we honor Him with tithing and generous fast offerings, He takes care of us in His time. It may not come as soon as we hope, but it always comes at the right time.
Paying tithing helps us keep things in proper perspective and guards against trouble. He keeps His promises.