Give God Your Best

Weekly Ministry Tip #7

Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, was known as the last prophet of the OT before John the Baptist. Written over 400 years before Christ birth, Malachi warned and was trying to encourage Israel to be faithful to the Covenant with Moses that God established in order to receive God’s full blessings. Failure to do so would bring judgement and a curse.

Feel free to read all of chapter 1 for full context. In 1:14, we see just one example of the warning and judgment against Israel:

14 “Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations.

The Israelites were cheating God. You don’t bring blind, crippled or diseased animals to be sacrificed before the Lord according to the Law at that time. This is what God says in 1:11,

11 My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.

What about you? Do you want to experience His full blessings in your life? Give God your best?

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Talk to you next week,

Ben with Cru