Malachi Part VIII - Covenantal Tribute (3:7-12)
We have already learned that the offerings which Israel presented to the Lord were defective. Priests and people alike dishonored God's Name by offering blemished sacrifices on the altar. Today we learn that not only were these offerings blemished they were also insufficient. Israel was robbing God by failing to return to Him the tithe that belonged to him. So what is the tithe? Where did it come from? What do we as Christians learn from Malachi's words about paying tribute to our Covenant Lord?
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.