Why is tithing important?

Robert D. Hales

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “Tithing: A Test of Faith with Eternal Blessings,” Ensign, Nov. 2002, 26–28.


Robert D. Hales
Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

Why is tithing important?

Tithing has been established in these latter days as an essential law for members of the Lord’s restored Church.

Tithing is one of the commandments that qualifies us, by our faith, to enter the temple.

The Lord desires that all His children have the blessings of tithing.

Tithing develops and tests our faith. By sacrificing to the Lord what we may think we need or want for ourselves, we learn to rely on Him.

Pay your tithing. Unlock the windows of heaven. You will be abundantly blessed for your obedience and faithfulness to the Lord’s laws and commandments.

Illustrations by Brad Teare