Reply to Love Me and Receive Your Inheritance of Abundance
God cannot and does not bless New Covenant believers because of their obedience to Old Covenant conditional promises made only to national Israel.
True biblical tithes were always only food from inside Israel which had been miraculously increased by God's hand. Although money was common even in Genesis and essential for sanctuary worship, money is never included in the 16 texts which describe the contents of the tithe. Jesus, Peter and Paul did not qualifry as tithe payers and neither did the poor nor those who lived outside Israel. They gave freewill offerings.
You said: "if we trust in the relationship we have developed with God, then we shall experience a fruitful harvest of abundance."
Reply: You have added a condition to Malachi 3:10 to explain why most "tithers" are not blessed with overflowing blessings. Actually there were hundreds of conditions. The whole law was a test -- not merely tithing. Obey ALL to be blessed; break ONE to be cursed. Galatisns 3:10-13 clearly supercedes Malachi 3:10-12 for Hebrews who were under the Law. We Gentiles were never under the law and God never commanded the Church to tithe in terms of the New Covenant after Calvary.
You said: Les Brown -- how he empowered himself by becoming responsible for his success.
Reply: Motivation and education empowers for success even for atheists and non-tithers. Tithing is not the key to success. If it were thken ten of thousands would have escaped the ghettos long ago because they faithfully tithe.
NT giving is primarily sacrificial. That means much more than 10% for many and much less for others. The "equality" principle of 2nd Cor 8:12-14 works. See www.tithing-russkelly.com for much more. I encourge detail dialog.