• Waiting for the LORD at His temple Devotional

    Malachi 3

    Dr. R.C. Sproul has often pointed out that Malachi 3:10 is the only place in Scripture where God commands us to put Him to the test. It is otherwise sinful to test the Lord, but we may test Him with the tithe. When we give to the work of the Lord, He promises to bless us and meet our needs—not necessarily to make us rich materially but to satisfy us and make us content. Let us give to the Lord’s work that we might see Him keep His promises. View Resource

  • God Unchanging Devotional

    Malachi 3:6

    One of the most comforting truths that we can ever lay hold of is the truth that God’s character cannot change. He is not capricious and He can always be trusted to fulfill His promises. Men and women may change and not be true to who we think they are, but the Lord is always faithful to us. Let us never be afraid that He will act in a manner that does not line up with the way He has revealed Himself in the Bible. View Resource

  • God Unchanging Devotional

    Malachi 3:6

    Take some time today to meditate on the Lord’s unchanging character. Even the most faithful Christian doesn’t act according to his new disposition at all times, but God is always reliable. We can always trust in His holiness, justice, goodness, love, and every other attribute of His being. Think of some ways in which His unchanging mercy has been evident in your life. Thank Him for this and go tell of His wonderful presence to others. View Resource

  • The God Who Never Changes Devotional

    Malachi 3:6

    We live in a fallen world, and so it is easy to be fearful. Change is ever present, and not every change is positive. If we trust in Christ, however, we have no reason to be afraid. We are relying on the One who is incapable of changing and who will never allow His promises to fail. When we are fearful, let us remember that God and His goodness to us are unchanging; thus, we are ever secure in Him. View Resource

  • Stealing from God Devotional

    Malachi 3:6-12

    It is tempting to give God only the leftovers after we have spent our income on ourselves. Yet this should not be the attitude of the Lord’s people, for what we own is His, and He has said that a portion of it belongs to the work of His kingdom. As we sit down to write checks and issue payments each month, let us give to our Father first by supporting gospel ministers and helping the needy — especially those in Christ’s church the world over. View Resource

  • How to Be a Good Steward Devotional

    Malachi 3:8–12

    We want to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior, but our growth will be hindered if we study the Bible all day yet do not bring our tithes and offerings to the Lord. How can we improve in our giving? One practical way is to make and live on a budget, which is wise even on an earthly level. Yet budgeting is also a great thing to do from a heavenly perspective because it helps us see how we can give more abundantly to God’s work. Let us steward our time and money to His glory. View Resource

  • How to Be a Good Steward Devotional

    Malachi 3:8–12

    Dr. R.C. Sproul notes that we are free today to give to a variety of Christian causes because in the new covenant there is no longer just one storehouse as under the old covenant. The lion’s share of the tithe should go to one’s local church, he says, but we may also contribute to Christian schools and seminaries, parachurch ministries, and mission organizations as part of our giving. Are you giving to the Lord’s work according to His demands? View Resource