What Does God Value?
Passage: Malachi 3:13–3:18
All the things that inform us helps mold our perspectives, which molds our thinking. This is the location of the battle of our minds. We are to take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Malachi prophesied the necessity for Israel to return to the LORD, repent, and change their minds.
1A. CHANGE OF THINKING (3:14-15)
1B. About serving, verse 14a.
2B. About the ordinances, verse 14b.
3B. About the unbeliever, verse 15.
2A. CHANGE OF LIVING (3:16)
1B. Fear the LORD
2B. Pray to the LORD
3B. Meditate on the LORD
3A. CHANGE OF UNDERSTANDING (3:17-18)
1B. Who we are, verse 17.
2B. What is important, verse 18.
- When our thinking changes, our living changes
- We understand our value to God
- We understand the value of serving God