This Scripture is a financial one. It has to do with bringing the tithes and offerings into the house of the Lord. God says “the whole nation of you” is robbing me. He says test me in this. If you give me my due I will prevent pests from devouring your crops and I will prevent the grapes from falling from their vines.
If you honor me with your sustenance all nations will call you blessed.
So I sit here today after 3 days of flooding in my state, BIG flooding. People lost homes, cities lost bridges and the countryside lost roads. Many are suffering. Some friends of mine in Texas have not had rain ALL summer. The corn is gone. Wildfires ignite spontaneously in the parched fields and in housing developments. And in the midwest and south tornadoes did the same thing in late spring. Many suffered and continue to suffer their losses. I rocked in my house for 10 seconds through my first ever earthquake.
I wonder about all this and I rest in knowing my God is merciful and He is good. I recall Jonah’s lament about the Ninevites in chapter 4:2c “you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.” But I also remember the Beaver’s answer to Lucy when she asks him if Aslan is safe
‘Course He isn’t safe. But He’s good. He’s the king, I tell you.