How Is God Honored?
Passage: Malachi 1:6–1:14
There is information that people may believe that are myths and fables. The Bible is the word of truth (John 17:17; 2 Timothy 2:15).
Malachi is God’s mouthpiece and voice of truth to God’s people. In it, the LORD answers Israel’s questions with the truth. This morning, we will learn that God is to be honored and not despised.
1A. WE HONOR GOD WHEN WE RECOGNIZE WHO HE IS (1:6)
1B. God is a loving Father
2B. God is a loving Master
2A. WE HONOR GOD WHEN WE REFUSE TO DEFILE WHAT WE GIVE TO HIM (1:7-8a)
1B. Giving offerings to honor God
2B. Giving sacrifices to honor God
3A. WE HONOR GOD BY REALIZING OUR NEED OF GRACE (1:8b-10)
1B. God gives saving grace
2B. God gives sustaining grace
4A. WE HONOR GOD BY RETURNING TO HIM WHAT HE ASKS OF US (1:11-13)
1B. Who asks us to give
2B. How God asks us to give
5A. WE HONOR GOD BY RESPONDIG TO HIM WITH WORSHIP (1:14)
1B. Remember He is the great King
2B. Remember He is the LORD of hosts