7 July 2019
How we got here
Who is this God?
Israel's God is the
“When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong?
When you sacrifice lame or diseased animals, is that not wrong?
Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you?
Would he accept you?" says the LORD Almighty.
“Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors…
The charge sheet
“You have wearied the Lord with your words. And you don't even know how.
You ask how have we wearied him.
Here's how. By saying "Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them, or by asking "Where is the God of justice?
“So I'll come to put you on trial.
I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud labourers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless,
and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me," says the Lord Almighty”
“…You are under a curse-your whole nation-because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Where does that leave us?
God is still a mighty king
A labour of love
Serve from your heart