“Prove Me Now Herewithif I Will Not Open You the Windows of Heaven”

Bryan Richards

Gordon B. Hinckley

"That is a wonderful promise. There is no other promise in all the world like that one in terms of the temporal salvation of the people of this Church, my brethren and sisters. I did not make it. The Lord made it and He has the power to keep His promises. It is my testimony to you that He does so. Let us live honestly with the Lord for the remainder of our lives and I do not hesitate to say that we will so be blessed." (Church News, 01/03/98)

Robert L. Simpson

"No business proposition in all this wide world can begin to match this offer. Here is the only real answer to today's cost of living. We can't make the family budget stretch far enough on our own, so we had better form a partnership with the Lord by giving ten percent to him. 'I the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say'; and then he concludes, 'but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise.' (D&C 82:10.) Now, it is just that simple. And when we decide to accept his terms, we'll be amazed to learn that we can do far better on $9.00 with the help of the Lord than we can with $10.00 on our own." (Conference Report, Apr. 1966, p. 52)

LeGrand Richards

"What a promise! How could any person or people with faith in God refuse or neglect to respond to such an invitation!
"The Latter-day Saints, among the descendants of Jacob, have responded to this invitation. The Lord has kept his promise and has caused the wilderness and the dry places to become fruitful and to blossom as a rose. And because of the blessings of the Lord thus received, they have been able to contribute liberally of their means and talents in carrying on the great work of the Church, and in sending missionaries to the nations of the earth to proclaim the glad tidings of the restoration of the gospel to those of our Father's children who have not been privileged to hear it." (A Marvelous Work And A Wonder, p. 376)

Gordon B. Hinckley

"I do not say that if you pay an honest tithing you will realize your dream of a fine house, a Rolls Royce, and a condominium in Hawaii. The Lord will open the windows of heaven according to our need, and not according to our greed. If we are paying tithing to get rich, we are doing it for the wrong reason. The basic purpose for tithing is to provide the Church with the means needed to carry on the Lord's work. The blessing to the giver is an ancillary return, and that blessing may not be always in the form of financial or material benefit." (Ensign, Dec. 1989, p. 4.)