“Malachi the Prophet,” Old Testament Stories (2022)
“Malachi the Prophet,” Old Testament Stories
Malachi the Prophet
Living the law of tithing
The Jews paid tithing by giving one-tenth of their crops and animals to the Lord. The Lord blessed them when they paid tithing. But some Jews began to give bad bread or blind or sick animals as their tithing. They kept the best for themselves.
Genesis 14:20; 28:22; Deuteronomy 12:6, 11, 17; Malachi 1:7–8, 12–13
The Lord was not pleased. Malachi, a prophet, told the Jews they were robbing the Lord when they were not honest in paying tithing. Malachi told them to repent.
The Lord gave the Jews a promise. If they gave an honest tithing, the Lord would pour out great blessings from heaven.