Thru the Bible: Malachi 2:17-3:12
This week God uses Malachi to offer Israel a sign of Messiah’s coming by describing His forerunner which Isaiah also did.
Matthew, Mark and Luke all identify John the Baptist as the fulfillment of those prophecies.
Also, God addresses Israel’s third and final major sin – that of failing to support and give into the lives of thier spiritual leaders and the curse that brings.
Paul, draws a direct line between this and giving to ministirial support in 1 Corinthains 9 by saying, “(13) Do you not know that those who perform the temple services eat the food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the offerings of the altar?
(14) IN THE SAME WAY, the Lord has COMMANDED that those who preach the gospel should earn their living by the gospel.” – 1Corinthians 9:12-14.
Spirit please give us all ears to hear and eyes to see.