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Malachi 3:7-12 (kjv)

Will a Man Rob God?

7 Ever since the time of your forefathers Return to me, and I will return to you," says the LORD Almighty.

"But you ask, 'How are we to return?'
8 "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me.
"But you ask, 'How do we rob you?'

10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.
Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty,

Discussion Questions

vs 7 Just as Christians, Jews have a proud heritage having been giving the Word of God to carry down through history. Yet perhaps our heritage may not be something we should be so proud of. The Jews associated themselves with the God of Israel and despised outsiders, but did they actually define God according to His Word as demonstrated by their performance? What about Christians? Why do we often call Jesus "Lord" and not do the things he says? vs 8 Under the Mosaic Law, one agreement that God made with Israel is they are to give a tenth of their produce to God, or more specifically to the Levites who would then carry out the religious functions. In addition there often were offerings associated with individual sacrifices.

As Christians do we have similar obligations to God?

vs 10 In what ways may our service to God be deficient in quantity?
That is, do you feel you are doing enough for God?

Does the conditional promise in vs 10-12 apply to Christians directly?

Or if not, is there some principle we might learn here that would apply to us?

Cross References

Rev 3:3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

Rev 3:19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.

Lu 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

2Cor 9:6-7 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

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Jul 29,2015