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Malachi 3 - NIRV

1 The Lord who rules over all says, "I will send my messenger. He will prepare my way for me. Then suddenly the Lord you are looking for will come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant will come. He is the one you long for."

2 But who can live through the day when he comes? Who will be left standing when he appears? He will be like a fire that makes things pure. He will be like soap that makes things clean. 3 He will act like one who makes silver pure. And he will purify the Levites, just as gold and silver are purified with fire.

Then the Lord's people will bring proper offerings. 4 And the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to him. It will be as it was in days and years gone by.

5 "So I will come and judge you. I will be quick to bring charges against all of you," says the Lord who rules over all. "I will bring charges against you sinful people who do not have any respect for me. That includes those who practice evil magic. It includes those who commit adultery and those who tell lies in court. It includes those who cheat workers out of their pay. It includes those who crush widows. It also includes those who mistreat children whose fathers have died. And it includes those who take away the rights of outsiders in the courts.

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Do Not Steal From God

6 "I am the Lord. I do not change. That is why I have not destroyed you members of Jacob's family. 7 You have turned away from my rules. You have not obeyed them. You have lived that way ever since the days of your people long ago. Return to me. Then I will return to you," says the Lord who rules over all.

"But you ask, 'How can we return?'

8 "Will people dare to steal from me? But you rob me!

"You ask, 'How do we rob you?'

"By holding back your offerings. You also steal from me when you do not bring me a tenth of everything you produce. 9 So you are under my curse. In fact, your whole nation is under it. That is because you are robbing me.

10 "Bring the entire tenth to the storerooms in my temple. Then there will be plenty of food. Put me to the test," says the Lord. "Then you will see that I will throw open the windows of heaven. I will pour out so many blessings that you will not have enough room for them. 11 I will keep bugs from eating up your crops. And your grapes will not drop from the vines before they are ripe," says the Lord.

12 "Then all of the nations will call you blessed. Your land will be delightful," says the Lord who rules over all.

13 "You have spoken bad things against me," says the Lord.

"But you ask, 'What have we spoken against you?'

14 "You have said, 'It is useless to serve God. What did we gain by obeying his laws? And what did we get by pretending to be sad in front of the Lord? 15 But now we call proud people blessed. Things go well with those who do what is evil. And God doesn't even punish those who argue with him.' "

16 Those who had respect for the Lord talked with one another. They cheered each other up. And the Lord heard them. A list of people and what they did was written on a scroll in front of him. It included the names of those who respected the Lord and honored him.

17 "They will belong to me," says the Lord who rules over all. "They will be my special treasure. I will spare them just as loving parents spare their children who serve them. 18 Then once again you will see the difference between godly people and sinful people. And you will see the difference between those who serve me and those who do not.




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NNAEMEKA DURUEKE avatar
Tithe
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Nov, 2016
Summary: Tithe opens windows of heaven
Scripture: Malachi 3:9-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 66
Elmer Towns avatar
Why Tithe?
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Nov, 2016
Summary: What Does Jesus Want from You?
Series: Why Church?
Scripture: Malachi 3:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 95
Dean Rhine avatar
Our Unchanging God
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Ways God does not change
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-14
Views: 405
Dean Rhine avatar
Lessons from Levi
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Good and bad examples of priests
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 2:1-3:1
Views: 64
NNAEMEKA DURUEKE avatar
Abundance in times of austerity
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Oct, 2016
Summary: When we fail to tithe, the door to the devil is left open
Scripture: Malachi 3:9-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 93
Rev.Andrew B Natarajan avatar
Word of God
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Sep, 2016
Summary: Meditate the Word of God day and night
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Malachi 3:16
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 43
Mark H. Stevens ThD avatar
"How Can a Man Rob God?"
Shared by: Mark H. Stevens ThD on Sep, 2016
Summary: SOME SHOCKING TRUTHS ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN TITHING DOCTRINE
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Malachi 3:8-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,324
Brandon Boyd avatar
There Is no need to doubt Him now
Shared by: Brandon Boyd on Sep, 2016
Summary: Do ever feel like in times like these that you find your self doubting God, well so did the Children of Israel and God, like always came through for them just as He will for us.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Malachi 3:6-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 272
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Loaves, Fishes and Christmas Trees
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jun, 2016
Summary: A sermon for our once a year Giving Sunday
Series: Stewardship
Scripture: Malachi 3:6-12
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 265
Robert Webb avatar
Putting God to the Test
Shared by: Robert Webb on Apr, 2016
Summary: Put God to the test, He is ready and through His word He encourages us to. If we reap what we sow lets be sowers.
Sherm Nichols avatar
The Sermon on the Amount
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Mar, 2016
Summary: An appeal for tithing as a legitimate starting point for financial giving.
Scripture: Malachi 3:8-12
Views: 508
David Radcliff avatar
GOD'S FOUR INDICTMENTS
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: "Lord never changes"
Scripture: Malachi 2:17-3:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 196
Erik Estep avatar
God Expects His People to Give
Shared by: Erik Estep on Mar, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series geared towards a Christian's responsibility to support the ministry of the church through our tithing.
Series: Give
Scripture: Malachi 3:6-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 188
W. Alderman avatar
The Great Burden of God
Shared by: W. Alderman on Feb, 2016
Summary: This message shows God's attitude towards casual and insincere worship...
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-3:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 320
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
MY LORD NEVER CHANGES
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Feb, 2016
Summary: God never changes to the worldly ways he is always the same.
Dave McFadden avatar
Giving Biblically
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Feb, 2016
Summary: God calls us to give a percentage of our income to the support of His work..
Scripture: Malachi 3:8-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 458
Dennis Lee avatar
Getting Set Ablaze
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jan, 2016
Summary: In this sermon I talk about the fiery presence of the Holy Spirit and what fire of the Holy Spirit does in our lives, how it burns away our impurities, toughens our faith, directs us, delivers us, protects and empower us to be what God desires.
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 2,497
Gerald Roberts avatar
"The Terror of Advent"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Dec, 2015
Summary: The text shares the terror of Advent by make us consider the suddenness of the event, the cleansing that will take place, and the possibilities am I ready or not.
Ian Humphrey avatar
Prayer
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Prayer
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 70
Ian Humphrey avatar
A Promise Keeping God
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Revival
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 103
Ian Humphrey avatar
A Promise Keeping God -
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Promise
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 70
Ian Humphrey avatar
GETTING READY FOR A COMING LORD
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: A COMING LORD
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-6
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 231
Ian Humphrey avatar
Bring ye all the tithes
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Prayer
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 93
Ian Humphrey avatar
“His Coming”
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: “His Coming”
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 556
Ian Humphrey avatar
GIVING
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: GIVING
Scripture: Malachi 3:7-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 228
Ian Humphrey avatar
Bring ye all the tithes
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Bring ye all the tithes
Scripture: Malachi 3:6-10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 409
Ian Humphrey avatar
A Promise Keeping God
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: A Promise Keeping God
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 287
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Two Messengers
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2015
Summary: Outward ceremony, shoddily performed, hardly compensates for a heart-not-right-with-God.
Paul Carlson avatar
Be Thankful for the Coming of the Lord
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Nov, 2015
Summary: In this passage God outlines for us His second coming
Series: Malachi
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Malachi 2:17-3:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 498
Paul Carlson avatar
How Shall We Return?
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Nov, 2015
Summary: In this verse God is calling His children back to Him. Problem: People fall away from God.
Series: Malachi
Scripture: Malachi 3:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 372