The end of the book of Malachi is focused on the future and God’s plan being realized. However, it is not something we should worry about or fear. For the people of God, the future is a source of hope and comfort.
The Jewish people were ignorant of how their speech was reflecting on God’s character. As believers, we have to understand that our words communicate to others what we believe about God. We should strive to glorify God with what we say and how we speak.
The title of this message is “PIOUS THIEVES.” We come to the part of Malachi’s message where he addresses the people who are keeping the best for themselves and robbing God by giving Him their leftovers. What they didn’t understand, and what we often forget, is that everything in our lives belongs to God in the first place. By “holding on to” what we have, we are really robbing God of what is rightfully His.
REFINING FIRE by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson Introduction: One night a chemical plant outside the city limits caught on fire. The alarm went out to fire departments for miles around. Here came all the big fire trucks from the city and started fighting the fire but it was no good. After about an hour... Continue Reading →
The Jewish people were trying to take God out of the equation while still holding on to their blessings. What they didn’t realize, and what we often fail to realize, is that God is the source of every blessing in our lives. When you remove the source, the blessings begin to spoil. They become a burden and a curse to us and those around us.
The first message in this series is titled “COLD LOVE” because God’s people felt like His love had grown cold. In this message, we’ll learn that God is unchanging even though our feelings fluctuate.