Summary: "Lord never changes"
GOD'S FOUR INDICTMENTS
Malachi 2:17, 3:1 17
Malachi 3:6 is the key verse "Lord never changes"
I. INDICTMENT NO. 1. (Malachi 2:17) Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
"Ye have wearied the Lord."
A. By calling evil good.
B. By saying the Lord delighteth in it.
C. By saying where is judgment
II. INDICTMENT NO. 2. (Malachi 3:7) Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
"Ye have gone away from my ordinances''
THERE ARE MANY OLD TESTAMENT ORDINANCES, ONLY TWO NEW TESTAMENT.
B. Lord's Supper
III. INDICTMENT NO 3. (Malachi 3:8) Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
"Will a man rob God."
THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO ROB GOD.
A. Your testimony
IV. INDICTMENT NO. 4. (Malachi 3:13) Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
"Spoken stout words."
BECOMING TOO PROUD
A. Vain to serve God
B. What profit is there to keep ordinances.
C. What good is it to walk humble?
READ For A Reward (Malachi 3:16 17) Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.