Margaret Street Church of Christ
Will a Man Rob God?
January 24, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Malachi 3:8,

Will a Man Rob God?

January 24, 2021   /   Troy Spradlin   /   Malachi 3:8   /   Margaret Street Church of Christ

I. MISAPPLICATION OF THE PASSAGE

A. Historical Context: When did this happen? What is the setting?

1. During the
2. During a reformation of Judaism

B. The problem was in the storehouses.

C. Conclusion: this passage is directly addressing the – it is not dealing with the .

Scripture References: Exodus 20:15, 34:6-7; John 12:6; Luke 23:39; Ps 139:3; James 1:17; Neh 13:4-9

II. SPIRITUAL APPLICATION 

A. Tithing means (Greek: dekatow) See Hebrews 7:1-6; Leviticus 27:30-32

B. Christians are not under the . Therefore, tithing is .

C. ALL Christians are ! (2 Peter 2:9; Rev 1:6)

D. Main Principle: which means

Scripture References: Heb 4:14, 7:1-6; Lev 27:30-32; 1 Cor 4:2, 16:2; 2 Co 9:7; 1 Pet 2:9, 4:10; Rev 1:6

III. PRACTICAL APPLICATION

A. We rob God by:

1. Not knowing

Just because you deny God, it does not mean = robbing.

2. Not knowing

We’ve been made to be

There are similarities in our

3. Not knowing

B. What is the crux of the problem? We rob God by from Him!

Scripture References: Act 17:23; Ps 14:1; Gen 2:7; Ecc 12:13; 1 John 2:3-4; 2 Cor 8:5

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