God Demands Our Best

The Prophet Malachi wrote, “If ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? Offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the Lord of hosts.” (Malachi 1:8)

God deserves and expects our best. This is Malachi’s point. God would not accept as sacrifice the blind, lame or sick from the flock. He demanded the best. The same is true for us. We must do as one of our songs suggest: “Give of your best to the master.”

Again Malachi drove this point home in these words: “Ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this at your hand? saith the Lord.” (Malachi 1:13) And again, “Cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrifices unto the Lord a corrupt thing.” (Malachi 1:14)

What are we offering to the Lord? Are we giving Him the best that we have?