Every time you get paid, you take a test.
A common theme in the Old Testament is the principle of firstfruits: God asks us to trust him with the firstfruits of our wealth as a sign of worship and trust.
"Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops." Proverbs 3:9
When we honor God with the first portion of our income, also known as the tithe (which means tenth), God blesses us in return. And whether you know it or not, every time you get paid, whether it’s weekly, bi-monthly or monthly, you take a test. Will you trust God with the firstfruits of your income? Will you trust Him with the tithe? Here’s the promise from God Himself of what happens when you do:
"'Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,' says the Lord Almighty, 'and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,' says the Lord Almighty. 'Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,' says the Lord Almighty." Malachi 3:10-12