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Malachi 3 - NIV

1 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty.

2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap.

3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,

4 and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the Lord, as in days gone by, as in former years.

5 “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.

Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes

6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.

7 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?’

8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.
“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
“In tithes and offerings.

9 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.

12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.

Israel Speaks Arrogantly Against God

13 “You have spoken arrogantly against me,” says the Lord.
“Yet you ask, ‘What have we said against you?’

14 “You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What do we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty?

15 But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.’”

The Faithful Remnant

16 Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.

17 “On the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him.

18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.




Sermons on Malachi 3 More sermons: Malachi 3

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: 2,501
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