First Love: Let's GoStuart Jones We all read stories of robberies – women’s purses stolen from a shopping cart, car thefts and house burglaries. We get outraged at such behavior. But God says, we can unknowingly be guilty of robbing Him to. Malachi 3:8-9 says, “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ In tithes and offerings.” It takes money for the church to be the church. It is needed for staff, building debt, children and adult programs, outreach efforts in person and online and to support missions locally and worldwide. Let’s all strive to never rob God by failing to give back to Him, so His kingdom can grow.