Ye have wearied Jehovah with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? In that ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of Jehovah, and he delighteth in them; or where is the God of justice?- Malachi 2:17 (ASV)
If you have heard many of the sermons encouraging individuals to “bring all of the tithes into the storehouse” and receiving a blessing that you do not have “room enough to receive,” you most probably are familiar with the message of the Book of Malachi to some degree. It has been used to urge the reluctant to release their hold on money and let God have His due as the Lord God who changes not. It has long been used as a one-way directive from the pulpit to the pews regarding the submission of one to the Lord’s calling for tithes and offerings. Unfortunately, this is not the entire message of Malachi.
Malachi speaks to the priests and the people. The prophet has a message that deals with the coming of the Lord and His messenger as well as the failure of God’s people and His priests to keep their covenants and obey His ordinances. Read the entire message of Malachi to get the full meaning of it. Don’t take someone else’s word for it. Read it for yourself.