November 25, 2019
Some messages are so important that God goes to extra lengths for us to hear them! Such is the case in Malachi 3. God actually sends a messenger to prepare people to hear the next messenger! And, believe me, you don't want to miss that message!
November 22, 2019
Have you ever been frustrated by repeated and inane questions? Parents, what about this one: "Are we there yet?" They wear you out, don't they? Interestingly, the Lord said that sometimes our questions wear His Spirit the same way!
November 21, 2019
The people of Malachi’s day viewed marriage as disposable. Some, even among the religious leadership, were trading in their wives for a “newer model.” They were missing the very purpose for their marriage in the first place!
November 20, 2019
God reserved some harsh language for the religious people who so proudly exercised their religious duty while at the same time dishonoring and abusing the relationships they had with their own wives. Basically he said, "If you can't treat her right, I don't want your sacrifices or service."
November 19, 2019
OK, I know it sounds awkward, but I wanted it to be a contrast to what we normally hear: "happily married." God is more concerned about the holiness a marriage that He is our happiness in it.
November 18, 2019
Because the Levites were frivolous with God's Word--both in their obedience to it and their preaching of it--God allowed their influence among the people to bottom out. Influence should promote godliness.
November 15, 2019
Maybe you recognize those lyrics from the children's bible song. But did you know that God said something just like that to His messengers over 2,400 years ago?. In fact, He expected them to know the truth and proclaim it entirely.
November 14, 2019
Sometimes we sanitize our sin in a way that it looks good from the outside. We wrap it in spiritual activity and hide behind feigned worship. But God smells it for what it is, and He will make sure that we do too!
November 13, 2019
Have you ever arrived at the place in ministry where you say things like this? Do I have to? How little can I get away with? It's good enough... Dangerous attitudes!
November 12, 2019
How sad that the people of Malachi's day had actually arrived at the point where they expected reward for doing even the smallest tasks for the Lord! "God, you owe me." Like some spoiled kid that expects his parents to give him an allowance because he *deserves* it.