If the people understood how much God loved them, they would trust and obey Him and believe He would keep all of His promises. The first option includes all five puzzles in one download. Gospel Connection: You and I know that God kept His promise to His people to send the Messiah. Cole, 2003, All Rights Reserved. This short Old Testament Bible Story about Malachi for children and young kids together with tools, activities, aids and materials on this website are designed to be used by an individual or a Christian Bible study group for Bible lessons for young children. But a Christian upbringing has its dangers. I ask the jury to find him not guilty! We have seen how God promised His people that if they would repent and turn away from their sin and turn back to Him, He would forgive them Joel 2:13.
All the downloads have answer keys too. It is noteworthy that this great sin is the product of being discouraged and simply giving up on serving God. The message of love is that God will welcome them back and restore and bless them. What exactly happened then has been lost in the mist of time but life carried on pretty much as before, sadly. Malachi tells them that God has always hated divorce. For centuries, we have lived and died without hearing the good news about Jesus Christ, the Savior.
All I have known is a hard life, trying to survive and to compete for food with the other children on the streets. I ask you to consider several lines of evidence. He would take care of them as long as they obeyed Him. But God does not look at any of those things to test your faithfulness. My first witness is this gentleman from a remote region in Central Asia. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers. But in Israel, the tithe functioned more like an involuntary tax than as a freewill offering.
If you like what you read, check out Hooked on the Book and all the free videos, games and coloring pages that make learning the bible fun and exciting. Can you tell the court how these people have robbed you? And the Lord shall suddenly come to his Temple; behold, he cometh, saith the Lord. Yet here he is being charged with robbing people he has never seen or met! The students will discover from the Book of Malachi that God loves His people and always keeps His promises. Contrast that with the tragic account of the rich young ruler. If guilty, the defendant faces serious consequences that will affect both him and his descendants for many years. Will you bring God's anger upon us again by doing such things on God's holy day? God, who controls all of His creation, can either block harmful forces from our lives or turn them loose to wreak havoc. Even if it were a really nice gift, my loveless motive would kill the joy of the gift! I hear that they just go to the store and buy all the food that they need! We learned in Zechariah that the Messiah would come first as a humble servant.
God charges His people of robbing Him. Today we are going to be studying Malachi the last minor prophet in the Old Testament. Giving is one of the most fail-proof litmus tests of your relationship to God. That meant that they had to neglect the temple, causing worship to suffer. The day that God will punish all wickedness is often called the Day of the Lord in the Old Testament.
God had a message for His people. Everything that God says He is going to do is going to happen. Just invite Me into your heart by faith. In his spare time he likes playing Jazz Guitar and eating processed meat. But if you are guilty of robbing God, He gives the remedy here: 3. The priests should have known God's instructions on how God wanted the people to obey and behave, but the priests were disrespectful and disobedient as well.
Why not start where the Bible starts. When Ezra stood up in the pulpit, above the heads of the people, and unrolled the scroll, all the people, who had been sitting upon the ground, rose up, while Ezra gave thanks to the Lord, who had given to them his law. I wonder if I could move to America so that I could look for food in the dumpsters here? Does God require us to live in poverty? God kept His word and punished them by sending them to Babylon for 70 years to be prisoners Jeremiah 25:11. By the time Malachi wrote his book, they were even more disobedient. Enjoy this free, printable short Malachi Bible Story for adults, teens, young children and kids taken from the Old Testament. Will you give Him your best? It may shock you to learn that ten percent is not the biblical standard for giving for a longer treatment, see John MacArthur, Whose Money Is It, Anyway? But that application stretches this text beyond credulity.
Ezra, the good priest and scribe, who had wrought so great a work in bringing together and writing the books of the Old Testament, was in the city at that time. Anything that you give to other Christian organizations should be over and above that ten percent that goes to the local church. My people have no Bible in our language and no missionaries in our area. Esau gave up his birthright for a bowl of food. Will you love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, mind and strength now? The Bible tells us that if we obey we will be blessed.