#438 (Transcribed from actual tape) March 3, 1985 - AM
STEALING FROM GOD
I hope you have your Bibles open to Malachi, Chapter Number 3. Our text
this morning is Verse 7, through Verse 10. Malachi, the last book in the
Old Testament, 7 through 10 in the third chapter.
Let's go to the Lord for a period of prayer together. "Father, we're al-
ways amazed that when we gather for worship, You have a way of saying that
exact word that we so desperately needed. Some here are confused. Some
are fearful. Some are doubtful. Some are asking a lot of questions. Others
need healing of various types. Some are here out of habit, routine, ritual.
Others, out of great, great, great need for some answers beyond this world.
Father, we trust as Your word, as the seed is scattered in this hour that
somehow supernaturally that the questions and doubts and fears and frustra-
tions and illnesses, questions, all the rest might be adequately dealt with,
ministered to, answered, touched by Thee. Lord, You speak. Let me get out
of the way so that Thy word and Thy word alone might be heard. For we pray
in Jesus' name. Amen."
Malachi 3. We'll look at Verse 7 through Verse 10, and we'll just study it
phrase by phrase and see exactly what God is saying to us. Verse 7.
Even 6,tom the day6 o6 yout 6athex6, ye have gone away 6,tom
mine o&dinances and have not kept them.
This is (God speaking, and He is saying, "You, My people, have gone away
from being obedient to Me. And He's saying this is not a new thing. Your
fathers also went away from being obedient to Me. Have you noticed how
many children become good singers when their parents could really sing? Have
you noticed that? Have you noticed how ...
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