Whole Hearted Love Mal. 1:1-2, 6-14 Aug. 12, 2007
Who wants half hearted love? No one, especially not God! So let us determine to give God our Whole Hearted Love.
1. The . . Dispatch Related To Whole Hearted Love. 1:1-2
A. The . . Details Of The Dispatch.<> 1. The Dispatch Given By God. 1:1a, 2a
2. The . . Demonstration Related To Whole Hearted Love. 1:2c, 2d &2e<>A. The . . Examination From The Demonstration. 2c
Why the Lord follows with an explanation to demonstrate His love; adds to the fact of His love. He asks if Esau was Jacobs's brother, and every Israeli person knew how God had made a choice of Jacob over Esau, therefore expressing more love to Jacob. The love of God is demonstrated as the nation from Jacob is chosen; but the nations of Esau were rejected. Do you think God chose our land for His abundant blessings?
3. The . . Distinctions Related To Whole Hearted Love. 1:6-8a<>A. The Distinctions Noted In . . Absence Of Honor. 1:6
Under inspiration Malachi makes a distinction in noting the absence of honor as the people do not properly honor God like they do their father's or masters. Then Malachi reports God calling attention to abuses in the defiled offerings presented on His altar. I do not like to look at the giving records of church members although in times past I have been expected to do that. One reason I don't like to look at them is the sickening response I get in knowing the lack of faithful tithes from some so called leaders. Some with very big mouths have small pocket books.
4. The . . Disbelief Related To Whole Hearted Love. 1:8b - 10<>A. The Disbelief Caused A Call For. . Comparison. 1:8b
<>C. The Disbelief Caused A Call For. . Closing 1:10
God expresses disbelief at the actions of
the people, and asked if the governor would be pleased
with such faulty sacrifices. When the people considered their actions
do they deserve the favors of God? Absolutely not! Do you find it
surprising that God calls for someone to close the doors to His temple?
Lord did not express pleasure in their worship. A similar kind of
expression can be found in Rev. 3:16. If
God gave us a written statement about our worship would he be pleased?
5. The . . Declaration Related To Whole Hearted Love. 1:11-14<>A. The . . Premise Related To The Declaration. 1:11a
bottom line remains in this; the Lord will be praised throughout the
world. He declares that premise, and
the presentations of pure offerings of praise, and lifestyle will be
offered on this earth forever. The priority of
worship centers in the praise of the Lord. Several criticize the music
that some youth sing and play, but several
of these songs really praise the Lord, and older adults need to
appreciate any avenue that exalts our Lord. Certainly we ought to be
able to blend some Youth Praise into our normal worship styles. This is
true when we see all ages truly expressing Whole
Hearted Love. Amen? Amen!