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by Calvary Church of Missouri.
The Read Scripture Series has a great 7 minute video that gives an excellent visual overview of the book of Malachi.
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The short book from the prophet Malachi spells the end of the Old Testament. Like Haggai and Zechariah, Malachi (“my messenger”) writes his prophecy to Israel during the post-exilic years. Written around the end of the 5th century B.C., this “oracle of the words of the Lord” is directed towards God’s people, who despite having numerous historical examples to follow, fall right back into sin and rebellion against God’s ways. In what has begun to sound like a broken record, the prophet warns the people about the consequences of choosing their own way over Yahweh, while also providing hope for the future.
As a sign of the rebellious state of the people, Malachi reveals a prophetic conversation between the Lord and His disobedient people. Six times the Lord mentions their disobedience – and six times the people argue with Him. Having quickly forgotten how the Lord delivered them from Babylon, returned them to their land in miraculous fashion through Cyrus, and helped them rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple, the people have rejected Yahweh once again.
Malachi 3:10 Finances Elder Phil Justice 1 October 2017 notes audio only
Malachi 3:10 clearly tells us to give of our earnings into our worship home--our church, our synagogue--so that those who work there can have the support of the community they serve...The Amplified says it this way: "Malachi 3:10 Amplified Bible (AMP) Bring all the tithes (the tenth) into the [a]storehouse, so that there may be [b]food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you [so great] a blessing until there is no more room to receive it.
Okay, so God tells us to support our faith leaders, that we actually owe it to His house and His workers, but what about offerings? Listen as Elder Phil gives the plain explanation of our Lord's expectations of how we are to honor and support our faith homes.
Note: Our internet provider dropped us several times during the streaming of our video; therefore, Elder Phil's video comes in two parts.
Footnotes: Malachi 3:10 In ancient times special storehouses were established in the temple to receive the tithes of the harvest. If the people were not faithful, the priests could not continue to serve and perform their duties. Malachi 3:10 I.e. support for the priests and their families. Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.