“And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, Is it not evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, Is it not evil? Offer it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably?” Says the LORD of hosts.”
Here in Malachi we discover that the worship of God was being done incorrectly. The people were worshipping God by giving Him their crippled and defected animals. God expected their best. I believe that when we give God our leftovers, we are doing exactly what these people were doing.
In Matthew chapter two we read the Wise Men came to Jesus when he was a toddler, and they gave their best from their treasure chests. They bowed in worship (attitude) and gave their treasures (best effort).
In the same way, God wants the first part of our treasure, the best of our time, and the best of our skills for His glory. Why? Because He needs it? No, because He deserves it!
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