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Monday, August 27, 2012

Look to Christ

Look to Christ through His Word in Malachi

Read Malachi 3:6-11 and then break it down as follows:

The Problem vv.6-7
“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’

-  ignoring God’s commands
- not focusing on His purposes
-  needing to return to God
Do we see these same problems today? 
How do unsaved people deal with problems?

 The Solution,vv. 8-11
“Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
“In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse —your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe, ” says the Lord Almighty.

- Begin by being honest
- Stop robbing God
- Give the church your tithe

How can we apply God’s solution to our lives today?

Be wise today and always - do it God's way.