A great reminder for us all – what are we giving God?
God’s statement through Malachi to the returned exiles is strong. He has no pleasure in them nor their offerings.
The returned exiles don’t recognize who God is — the Lord of hosts, the all sovereign God of the entire universe (Mal 1:11). Nor do they recognize the privilege position in which they sit under the love of God as His chosen covenant people — God chose Jacob over Esau because He loved Jacob and hated Esau (Mal 1:2-3). Not recognizing the magnitude and magnificence of God, they take Him for granted. They believe they can worship God any way they like and God should accept their half-hearted worship and even provide them blessings.
But should God be content with us worshipping Him in the ways in which we prescribe? Or should we seek to worship God according to His divine commands?
Consider how David would answer this question from the…
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