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Right Worship of God. Lessons from book of Malachi

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Right worship of god

Right Worship of God

  • Lessons from book of Malachi

  • But you profane it when you say that the Lord’s table is polluted, and its fruit, that is, its food may be despised. But you say, ‘What a weariness this is,’ and you snort at it, says the Lord of hosts. You bring what has been taken by violence or is lame or sick, and this you bring as your offering! Shall I accept that from your hand? says the Lord. - Malachi 1:12-13


Book of malachi

Book of Malachi

  • Second Temple is rebuilt by Zerubabel

  • Temple construction - Prophets Encouraged are Zechariah and Haggai

  • Malachi message is to Israel and Priests on How to Serve God right in temple

  • Approximate time is 444 B.C.

  • Contemporary of Nehemiah and Ezra


Israel worship god hates

Israel Worship God hates

  • Oh that there were one among you who would shut the doors, that you might not kindle fire on my altar in vain! I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of hosts, and I will not accept an offering from your hand. - Malachi 1:10


Malachi chapter 1

Malachi - Chapter 1

  • 2 Rhetorical Questions

  • How did you love us ? 1:1-6

  • How did we defile you? 1:7-14


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Book of Malachi

  • 6 Rhetorical Disputations by God to Israel through Malachi

    • Assertion - I have loved you

    • Questioning - How did you love us?

    • Response - Loved Jacob - Hated Esau

    • Implication - LORD is magnified beyond border of Israel


How did you love us god s love

How did you love us? God’s Love

  • God’s Love in Election

  • God’s Love in Choosing Jacob - Rom 9:13

  • God’s Love in choosing us - Ephesians 1:4

  • God choose us not we chose him - John 15:16

  • God chosen us by his grace - Rom 9:5


How did you love us god s love1

How did you love us? God’s Love

  • Qualities of God’s Love

  • Everlasting - Jeremiah 31:3 - Mal 1:4

  • Great Love - Ephesians 2:4

  • Unconditional - Agape - 1 Corinthians 13

  • Pure - 1 Thessalonians 1:5


Response to god s love

Response to God’s Love

  • Response to God’s Love

  • Honor Him as Father - Father’s have to honored - Ex 20:12, Eph 6:2

  • Israel & believers are sons - Ex 4:22, John 1:12

  • Consequences of Not Honoring - Pro 30:11,17, Matt 15:4, Mark 7:10

  • We as his servant should fear the LORD - Ps 19:9, 1 Tim 6:1,2; Titus 2:9, Hatred of evil - Pro 8:13; 10:27;

  • Name of the LORD - YHWH - Worshipped - Great is the name of LORD beyond border of Israel -

  • Hudson Taylor - Interviewing Missionaries.


How did we defile you

How did we defile you?

  • Assertion - You offer food defiled on my Altar

  • Questioning - How did we defile you?

  • Response - Offerings lame, blind & sick

  • Implication - For rising of sun to setting of the sun the name of the Lord will be great, every place incense is offered to my name and pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations. 1:11 ; For I am a great king, says the LORD of hosts, and my name will be feared among the nations - 1:14


Altar of incense

Altar of Incense


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Altar of Incense


How did we defile you1

How did we defile you?

  • Table of the Lord

  • Altar of Incense - Details - Exodus 27:1

  • Altar - 5 cubits length and breadth - Square

  • Height - 3 cubits, 4 Horns to the Edges - to the Altar

  • “What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats. Is 1:11

  • Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and Sabbath and the calling of convocations— I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly. Isaiah 1:13


How did we defile you2

How did we defile you?

  • Offering to the Lord - Has to be Pure

  • Lev 1:3 - Without blemish

  • Israel bringing before God

  • Malachi 1:8 - Offering God, Blind, Lame and sick animals.

  • Giving God - What you yourself cannot use!

  • God is looking for Pure Offering - Mal 1:14


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