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Days and seasons follow and chase away each other. The threatenings of Him whose nature and perfections are" unchangeable ought to be a perpetual terror to impenitent sinners. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FAITHFUL Malachi 3:16-18 INTRODUCTION The world has often used certain popular phrases like: 1. 3. Giving is the privilege of the believer. Malachi 3:6. �1!A ` The mortification of all things here below. Having enjoyed the fellowship. The only absolute is what the majority says. 3. There is something so awful — so unlike ourselves — in the idea of a Being placed far above all chance and change and infirmity, that we should be terrified by the thought if we were not told that the mercy of this great Being was as constant and enduring as His wisdom, His righteousness, and His power. Malachi 3:6, ESV: "“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed." https://s3.amazonaws.com/hbcnr-sermons/Malachi%3A+Heart+Matters/7-7-2013.mp3 Both in sin as a principle and in sin as an act there is in a "son of Jacob" the very element of his own destruction. He changes not in His promises. Another in God's infinity. However, many commentators see a division at Mal. WHEREFORE ARE THEY NOT CONSUMED? THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FAITHFUL Malachi 3:16-18 INTRODUCTION The world has often used certain popular phrases like: 1. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. That it should make the enemies of the Church consider the futility of their attacks upon it, and repent of their folly. II. When He is said to repent or turn aside from His purpose, it is to show us that He is not an impassive spectator in human affairs, and that men may expect to be truly blessed as they co-operate with Him in working out His holy will in the earth. Yet the Bible is as faithful an account of the Most High at this moment as at first; and it will remain so, if the world should last even millions of years longer. See all sermons on Malachi For what says the Psalmist? Mal. Scripture: Malachi 2:17–3:6. 1 The oracle of the word of the L ord to Israel by Malachi. 2. 3. Our glorious Lord stands recorded in this chapter as Jehovah, self-existent, one with the Father and the Spirit. 1. Retail: $8.99. Malachi 3:6. These are they who, clad in the garment of their elder brother, do inherit all blessings. Thank you very much for this opportunity to listen the Word of God in difficult time. Tithing: the key to Financial Freedom. Reply, that while the declarations of the designs and purposes of God, which are prophetic of the great events of providence, are in themselves absolutely fixed and unalterable; those promises and threatenings which are merely personal, either to any particular man or to any number of men, are always conditional, because the wisdom of God thought fit to make these depend on the behaviour of men; and the unchangeableness characterises the conditions. A Message: Returning to God from the Bible: Malachi 3:6-12 on: September 27, 2020 a.m. at: Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church, Queensbury Introduction The Reason for Returning to God 3:6, 7 GOD’S UNCHANGING LOVE A Way of Returning to God: Giving 3:8-10 GOD’S UNCHANGING GENEROSITY The Blessing of Returning to God 3:11-12 GOD’S UNCHANGING PROTECTION Posts about Malachi 3:6 written by R. Mangold. The New Testament has now been written nearly eighteen hundred years; and some parts of the Old Testament three thousand. In fact, it is tempting to include Mal. The only absolute is what the majority says. �$����p*�Z�B�� 9��M�q�E�0-���,�º�$���93�̍)1icj��ZV�*6��,�$1��n:uI�-�W�����H. "My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass; but Thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever; and Thy remembrance unto all generations." The Divine adaptations are always within the limitations of the Divine principles. The majority is right NOTE: The popularity of polls. THE PROMISED COMING Malachi 3:1-6 INTRODUCTION We often have a frustration with God. II. 2. Malachi 3:6. History testifies to God's unchangeableness. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. "Because I, the LORD, do not change, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. God's mind is eternal. And He is independent for pleasure on all these. 1. 6. In His laws God is unchangeable, because they are always founded on the same immutable reason, the eternal differences of good and evil, the original nature of things, and universal equity; and they always tend to the same regular end, the order and happiness of the whole creation. It is an excellent way to keep the grace of love growing in the Christian. There can be no increase or diminution of His power, wisdom, holiness, love, etc. And I begin with remarking that this doctrine of God's unchangeableness gives unspeakable value to the holy Scriptures. Discover More About Idolatry The Exile Resolutions. App Store Google Play Windows Amazon. 79 0 obj <>stream "Not consumed." 2. 1. 2:17-3:5 very closely. John Piper Nov 15 ... Malachi 2:17–3:6. Take any one thing that you can say of God now, and it may be said not only in the dark past, but in the bright future it shall always remain the same. That this should lead any who have wandered from the Church to return to its privileges again. There can be no fickleness, no uncertainty, with Him. You Will Be a Land of Delight. And, in such cases, new descriptions of character, and new books of laws, become necessary. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] This verse is often cited as proof that God is unchanging and constant. . Read Malachi 3:8-9. How exquisite must be the folly of casting ourselves, not on the favour of Him who can give steady and lasting happiness, but on the wretched friendship of things that perish in the using! He can Himself never possess a desire to change. Against this unchangeableness of God it may be urged, that Scripture frequently represents Him as repenting and changing His purpose. A man came to the Presbyterian Church and asked to see the Pastor. And it is in Him that the unchanging mercy of God shines forth with the greatest lustre. Secondly, towards the conclusion of this sermon I hope to deal with the right way of tithing than reasons for tithing. Scripture: Malachi 3:6-12, Genesis 14:17-20, Genesis 28:20-22. The… The Search for One, True Love. But these "sons of Jacob" have all the elements of destruction in them. Scripture: Malachi 2:1–9. "I am the Lord, and for that reason I change not." Malachi 3:16–17 ESV. So please relax and let the Holy Spirit of God to speak to your hearts. This is what actually happens among men. No, nobody cares much about Thanksgiving anymore, except for eating turkey and watching football and getting a head start on . A. All finite beings are frequently forced to change their designs, because they find it impossible to finish what they began, or unreasonable to pursue their first intention. And also because these threatenings are often prophetic parts of the general scheme of providence. Far better that we are in the personal rule of a Divine and infinitely loving Lawgiver. I am the Creator, and not the creature; God, and not man; therefore I change not. No sermons for this chapter. Thanksgiving? Dec 19, 1982. The Christian dispensation teaches us to study and know, not merely the character of God, but the character of God in Christ. Consider, then —. If we saw a man building his house on a quicksand we should be amazed at his stupidity; but how infinitely greater the infatuation of an immortal creature who builds iris happiness on the passing, perishing objects of time and sense! His knowledge and power being perfect, and His will having no variableness in it, there is no reason to suppose that any of His purposes have altered, or that any of them can fail. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. The benefit they so derive – 39:40 Click here to view and download a PDF version of this sermon … Adjustment to individuals upon exact knowledge of individuals, and adjustment to circumstances upon exact knowledge of circumstances, are the very glory of God. It is frequently mentioned or referred to in Scripture. King James Version Update. 3:6 Main Points:1. King James Version (KJV) Public Domain . Do note this sermon is not intended to condemn any of you but to give hope. If God had changed His purpose, the sons of Jacob would indeed have been consumed. “The Sermon On The Amount” Malachi 3:6-12 (Credit to Pastor Johnny Creasong for today’s title.) Malachi 3:6–18 is the epicenter of prosperity theology—the idea that you give to God in order to get. And first, let us consider THIS QUALITY ITSELF; THAT IS, THE UNCHANGEABLENESS OF GOD. use Malachi 3:10 to teach “storehouse tithing.” One Baptist commentator says, “So-called storehouse tithing does have a sound basis in this verse.” The idea is that the church is the storehouse where you are supposed to give ten percent of your income. Sermon Message II. MAN'S HOPE IN THE CHANGEABLENESS OF GOD'S ADAPTATIONS. Changeableness is not altogether the appropriate term, but it is required for the sake of contrast. 3. There is one place where change cannot put his finger; there is one Name on which mutability can never be written; there is one heart that can never alter. Tithing: the key to Financial Freedom. In that case the book of Scripture might be true at one time and not at another. Because they are founded upon such grounds as cannot be altered; even upon the original, fixed, and permanent designs and intentions of all-wise providence. But instead of this He draws the opposite, reminding them that it was because of His eternal purpose to keep the seed of Jacob alive upon the earth, as a witness for Him for the world's sake, and not because of their faithfulness, that they had been spared. John Piper Dec 6, 1987 9 Shares Sermon. THE PERSONS TO WHOM THIS UNCHANGEABLE GOD IS A BENEFIT. This is declared to be the security of the sons of Jacob. 4. God's righteous are rooted like a tree in the Word of God. 2 a “I have loved you,” says the L ord. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Malachi 3:6 We can all of us, perhaps, look back to occasions when, if God had been pleased suddenly to call us away, in the state in which we were living at that moment, we could only have put our hands upon our lips and confessed that the sentence was perfectly just. It is a truly awful regime. This is a valid point to take from this part of Scripture. "THE SONS OF JACOB," who are they? 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. But while man varies, God is the same. 1. Trusting God with money is more about believing his character than it is about taking a step of faith. An argument may be found in the fact of God's perfection. Sermon Message. We cannot tell you the substance of what we call God. Whatever it is, we call it His essence, and that essence never changes. 6 For I am the ... Malachi 4. Here concludes the Old Testament. Nov 29, 1987. He iS Spirit-pure, essential, ethereal spirit — and therefore He is immutable. Persons who enjoy peculiar rights and titles. God's Word is unchangeable. Intro: First sermon from this text or on this subject very sensitive. Though they are often placed in a hot fire; sometimes so hot that faith seems almost to be gone. This is illustrated in the case of the Jewish nation. But the fulfilment of the promises is conditional; and the condition is as unalterable as the promise. Once more I present you with the offer of mercy and reconciliation. But God is perpetually the same. John Piper Nov 29, 1987 455 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. He Is Like a Refiner's Fire. An unchanging God – 5:222. Our Price: $6.29. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? 3. “Pastor,” he said, “My dog died and I would like a Christian burial for him.” The Bible does not think it worth while to proclaim the Name of God without building on the proclamation promises or commandments. His essence did not undergo any change when it was united with the manhood. Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 20, 2020 | 1,061 views. John Piper Dec 19, 1982 97 Shares Sermon. Robbing God. We might have been left to our own devices, and then where would you have been now? The immutability of God's purposes may be inferred from the nature of the end, to promote and, consummate which they are all but means — even the manifestation of Jehovah's all-sufficiency. History, sacred and profane, teems with fearful proofs of God's immutable hatred of sin, and determination not to let it go unpunished. Serminutes – Sermon in a Minute. 2. Browse Sermons on Malachi 3:6-18. 1. All are dependent on Him, but He is dependent on none. Of this kind are the power, the knowledge, the wisdom, and the other natural attributes of God. Text: Malachi 3:6-12 Sermon Series: Step It Up. Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes - “I the LORD do not change. 5. Serminutes – Sermon in a Minute. Search Icon. Twelve Characteristics Of The Bible! All creatures change. Let the immutability of Jehovah's purpose in Christ Jesus encourage the Christian labourer to ceaseless exertions in the work of the Lord. Giving should be a … THE PROOF THAT GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE. In this world every thing is changeable. Nov 8, 1987. If you are new today or hold that concept, I hope you put nothing into the offering and if you did please don't ever do it again. In the third place, let me very shortly address those who are really making devotional and practical religion the principal object of their lives, and who humbly trust that, through the Divine blessing, they ale gradually increasing in all godliness and Christian virtue. We are relying on the One who is incapable of changing and who will never allow His promises to fail. At first sight this inference is a strange one. I. By the sinful and impenitent, I mean not only those who live in gross sin or impiety, but those also whose hearts are chiefly set on the things of this life, and not on the things of the life to come. endstream endobj startxref - R.T. 1. We live in a fallen world, and so it is easy to be fearful. That folly rises to the most perfect madness when we consider that, if we have not God for our unchangeable friend, we must have Him for our unchangeable enemy. Our whole happiness depends upon the immutability of God. 4. In hopes that this solemn warning may not have been entirely lost I proceed, secondly, to apply our subject to those who are seriously alarmed about their everlasting safety; but who, when they consider the greatness of the sins they have committed, are apt to fear that for them there is no forgiveness. 1. The scriptural revelations of the divine Name are always the basis of intensely practical admonition. God is unchangeable, and is therefore a firm and stable refuge to the believer. You Will Be a Land of Delight. Whilst, however, these witnesses stand before us, to teach us that God is faithful, let us remember that the God who is thus faithful in His promises and in His threatenings has been pleased also in His Word to give poor souls this blessed testimony — that the seed of Jacob shall never seek His face in vain. THE REASON ASSIGNED. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Dec 6, 1987. And in what words shall I describe the folly and danger of such persons! When I was a child, I remember seeing a television commercial that must have been popular because it seemed to circulate all the time. We come to the distinct persuasion, that the "gifts and calling of God are without repentance.". You Shall Go Forth Leaping Like Calves. No sudden event, therefore, can take Him unawares, and so subvert His designs. Thanksgiving? Malachi 3:6-12, ESV. There are few if any persons whose habits, or manners, or principles do not vary more or less at different periods of life; nor is there any government which does not more or less alter its laws from time to time. Remember that He prunes so that we can grow because He is much more interested in our character than He is in our comfort. He is unchangeable in His purposes. Throughout Malachi, as we’ve walked through it periodically over the last few months, we’ve seen a number of disputes that God has with his people. Malachi 3:6 "Because I, the LORD, do not change, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. THE DIVINE INFERENCE DRAWN FROM THIS DECLARATION. GOD'S FINAL WORDS Malachi 4:5-6 INTRODUCTION Here concludes Malachi. 1. She loved watching the leaves turn from deep green to gold, orange and red. The Curse of Priestly Failure. 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A. He changes not in His plans. IV. The objects in which he takes delight, change: his honours fade; his pleasures wither; his riches make to themselves wings and flee away; his kinsfolk fail, and his familiar friends forget him. God's righteous are rooted like… "The direction to turn from the evil way is very familiar in the books of the prophets, and should be read in the light of their work as social and moral reformers. Might makes right 2. Days and seasons follow and chase away each other. The threatenings of Him whose nature and perfections are" unchangeable ought to be a perpetual terror to impenitent sinners. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FAITHFUL Malachi 3:16-18 INTRODUCTION The world has often used certain popular phrases like: 1. 3. Giving is the privilege of the believer. Malachi 3:6. �1!A ` The mortification of all things here below. Having enjoyed the fellowship. The only absolute is what the majority says. 3. There is something so awful — so unlike ourselves — in the idea of a Being placed far above all chance and change and infirmity, that we should be terrified by the thought if we were not told that the mercy of this great Being was as constant and enduring as His wisdom, His righteousness, and His power. Malachi 3:6, ESV: "“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed." https://s3.amazonaws.com/hbcnr-sermons/Malachi%3A+Heart+Matters/7-7-2013.mp3 Both in sin as a principle and in sin as an act there is in a "son of Jacob" the very element of his own destruction. He changes not in His promises. Another in God's infinity. However, many commentators see a division at Mal. WHEREFORE ARE THEY NOT CONSUMED? THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FAITHFUL Malachi 3:16-18 INTRODUCTION The world has often used certain popular phrases like: 1. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. That it should make the enemies of the Church consider the futility of their attacks upon it, and repent of their folly. II. When He is said to repent or turn aside from His purpose, it is to show us that He is not an impassive spectator in human affairs, and that men may expect to be truly blessed as they co-operate with Him in working out His holy will in the earth. Yet the Bible is as faithful an account of the Most High at this moment as at first; and it will remain so, if the world should last even millions of years longer. See all sermons on Malachi For what says the Psalmist? Mal. Scripture: Malachi 2:17–3:6. 1 The oracle of the word of the L ord to Israel by Malachi. 2. 3. Our glorious Lord stands recorded in this chapter as Jehovah, self-existent, one with the Father and the Spirit. 1. Retail: $8.99. Malachi 3:6. These are they who, clad in the garment of their elder brother, do inherit all blessings. Thank you very much for this opportunity to listen the Word of God in difficult time. Tithing: the key to Financial Freedom. Reply, that while the declarations of the designs and purposes of God, which are prophetic of the great events of providence, are in themselves absolutely fixed and unalterable; those promises and threatenings which are merely personal, either to any particular man or to any number of men, are always conditional, because the wisdom of God thought fit to make these depend on the behaviour of men; and the unchangeableness characterises the conditions. A Message: Returning to God from the Bible: Malachi 3:6-12 on: September 27, 2020 a.m. at: Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church, Queensbury Introduction The Reason for Returning to God 3:6, 7 GOD’S UNCHANGING LOVE A Way of Returning to God: Giving 3:8-10 GOD’S UNCHANGING GENEROSITY The Blessing of Returning to God 3:11-12 GOD’S UNCHANGING PROTECTION Posts about Malachi 3:6 written by R. Mangold. The New Testament has now been written nearly eighteen hundred years; and some parts of the Old Testament three thousand. In fact, it is tempting to include Mal. The only absolute is what the majority says. �$����p*�Z�B�� 9��M�q�E�0-���,�º�$���93�̍)1icj��ZV�*6��,�$1��n:uI�-�W�����H. "My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass; but Thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever; and Thy remembrance unto all generations." The Divine adaptations are always within the limitations of the Divine principles. The majority is right NOTE: The popularity of polls. THE PROMISED COMING Malachi 3:1-6 INTRODUCTION We often have a frustration with God. II. 2. Malachi 3:6. History testifies to God's unchangeableness. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. "Because I, the LORD, do not change, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. God's mind is eternal. And He is independent for pleasure on all these. 1. 6. In His laws God is unchangeable, because they are always founded on the same immutable reason, the eternal differences of good and evil, the original nature of things, and universal equity; and they always tend to the same regular end, the order and happiness of the whole creation. It is an excellent way to keep the grace of love growing in the Christian. There can be no increase or diminution of His power, wisdom, holiness, love, etc. And I begin with remarking that this doctrine of God's unchangeableness gives unspeakable value to the holy Scriptures. Discover More About Idolatry The Exile Resolutions. App Store Google Play Windows Amazon. 79 0 obj <>stream "Not consumed." 2. 1. 2:17-3:5 very closely. John Piper Nov 15 ... Malachi 2:17–3:6. Take any one thing that you can say of God now, and it may be said not only in the dark past, but in the bright future it shall always remain the same. That this should lead any who have wandered from the Church to return to its privileges again. There can be no fickleness, no uncertainty, with Him. You Will Be a Land of Delight. And, in such cases, new descriptions of character, and new books of laws, become necessary. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] This verse is often cited as proof that God is unchanging and constant. . Read Malachi 3:8-9. How exquisite must be the folly of casting ourselves, not on the favour of Him who can give steady and lasting happiness, but on the wretched friendship of things that perish in the using! He can Himself never possess a desire to change. Against this unchangeableness of God it may be urged, that Scripture frequently represents Him as repenting and changing His purpose. A man came to the Presbyterian Church and asked to see the Pastor. And it is in Him that the unchanging mercy of God shines forth with the greatest lustre. Secondly, towards the conclusion of this sermon I hope to deal with the right way of tithing than reasons for tithing. Scripture: Malachi 3:6-12, Genesis 14:17-20, Genesis 28:20-22. The… The Search for One, True Love. But these "sons of Jacob" have all the elements of destruction in them. Scripture: Malachi 2:1–9. "I am the Lord, and for that reason I change not." Malachi 3:16–17 ESV. So please relax and let the Holy Spirit of God to speak to your hearts. This is what actually happens among men. No, nobody cares much about Thanksgiving anymore, except for eating turkey and watching football and getting a head start on . A. All finite beings are frequently forced to change their designs, because they find it impossible to finish what they began, or unreasonable to pursue their first intention. And also because these threatenings are often prophetic parts of the general scheme of providence. Far better that we are in the personal rule of a Divine and infinitely loving Lawgiver. I am the Creator, and not the creature; God, and not man; therefore I change not. No sermons for this chapter. Thanksgiving? Dec 19, 1982. The Christian dispensation teaches us to study and know, not merely the character of God, but the character of God in Christ. Consider, then —. If we saw a man building his house on a quicksand we should be amazed at his stupidity; but how infinitely greater the infatuation of an immortal creature who builds iris happiness on the passing, perishing objects of time and sense! His knowledge and power being perfect, and His will having no variableness in it, there is no reason to suppose that any of His purposes have altered, or that any of them can fail. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. The benefit they so derive – 39:40 Click here to view and download a PDF version of this sermon … Adjustment to individuals upon exact knowledge of individuals, and adjustment to circumstances upon exact knowledge of circumstances, are the very glory of God. It is frequently mentioned or referred to in Scripture. King James Version Update. 3:6 Main Points:1. King James Version (KJV) Public Domain . Do note this sermon is not intended to condemn any of you but to give hope. If God had changed His purpose, the sons of Jacob would indeed have been consumed. “The Sermon On The Amount” Malachi 3:6-12 (Credit to Pastor Johnny Creasong for today’s title.) Malachi 3:6–18 is the epicenter of prosperity theology—the idea that you give to God in order to get. And first, let us consider THIS QUALITY ITSELF; THAT IS, THE UNCHANGEABLENESS OF GOD. use Malachi 3:10 to teach “storehouse tithing.” One Baptist commentator says, “So-called storehouse tithing does have a sound basis in this verse.” The idea is that the church is the storehouse where you are supposed to give ten percent of your income. Sermon Message II. MAN'S HOPE IN THE CHANGEABLENESS OF GOD'S ADAPTATIONS. Changeableness is not altogether the appropriate term, but it is required for the sake of contrast. 3. There is one place where change cannot put his finger; there is one Name on which mutability can never be written; there is one heart that can never alter. Tithing: the key to Financial Freedom. In that case the book of Scripture might be true at one time and not at another. Because they are founded upon such grounds as cannot be altered; even upon the original, fixed, and permanent designs and intentions of all-wise providence. But instead of this He draws the opposite, reminding them that it was because of His eternal purpose to keep the seed of Jacob alive upon the earth, as a witness for Him for the world's sake, and not because of their faithfulness, that they had been spared. John Piper Dec 6, 1987 9 Shares Sermon. THE PERSONS TO WHOM THIS UNCHANGEABLE GOD IS A BENEFIT. This is declared to be the security of the sons of Jacob. 4. God's righteous are rooted like a tree in the Word of God. 2 a “I have loved you,” says the L ord. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Malachi 3:6 We can all of us, perhaps, look back to occasions when, if God had been pleased suddenly to call us away, in the state in which we were living at that moment, we could only have put our hands upon our lips and confessed that the sentence was perfectly just. It is a truly awful regime. This is a valid point to take from this part of Scripture. "THE SONS OF JACOB," who are they? 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. But while man varies, God is the same. 1. Trusting God with money is more about believing his character than it is about taking a step of faith. An argument may be found in the fact of God's perfection. Sermon Message. We cannot tell you the substance of what we call God. Whatever it is, we call it His essence, and that essence never changes. 6 For I am the ... Malachi 4. Here concludes the Old Testament. Nov 29, 1987. He iS Spirit-pure, essential, ethereal spirit — and therefore He is immutable. Persons who enjoy peculiar rights and titles. God's Word is unchangeable. Intro: First sermon from this text or on this subject very sensitive. Though they are often placed in a hot fire; sometimes so hot that faith seems almost to be gone. This is illustrated in the case of the Jewish nation. But the fulfilment of the promises is conditional; and the condition is as unalterable as the promise. Once more I present you with the offer of mercy and reconciliation. But God is perpetually the same. John Piper Nov 29, 1987 455 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. He Is Like a Refiner's Fire. An unchanging God – 5:222. Our Price: $6.29. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? 3. “Pastor,” he said, “My dog died and I would like a Christian burial for him.” The Bible does not think it worth while to proclaim the Name of God without building on the proclamation promises or commandments. His essence did not undergo any change when it was united with the manhood. Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 20, 2020 | 1,061 views. John Piper Dec 19, 1982 97 Shares Sermon. Robbing God. We might have been left to our own devices, and then where would you have been now? The immutability of God's purposes may be inferred from the nature of the end, to promote and, consummate which they are all but means — even the manifestation of Jehovah's all-sufficiency. History, sacred and profane, teems with fearful proofs of God's immutable hatred of sin, and determination not to let it go unpunished. Serminutes – Sermon in a Minute. 2. Browse Sermons on Malachi 3:6-18. 1. All are dependent on Him, but He is dependent on none. Of this kind are the power, the knowledge, the wisdom, and the other natural attributes of God. Text: Malachi 3:6-12 Sermon Series: Step It Up. Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes - “I the LORD do not change. 5. Serminutes – Sermon in a Minute. Search Icon. Twelve Characteristics Of The Bible! All creatures change. Let the immutability of Jehovah's purpose in Christ Jesus encourage the Christian labourer to ceaseless exertions in the work of the Lord. Giving should be a … THE PROOF THAT GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE. In this world every thing is changeable. Nov 8, 1987. If you are new today or hold that concept, I hope you put nothing into the offering and if you did please don't ever do it again. In the third place, let me very shortly address those who are really making devotional and practical religion the principal object of their lives, and who humbly trust that, through the Divine blessing, they ale gradually increasing in all godliness and Christian virtue. We are relying on the One who is incapable of changing and who will never allow His promises to fail. At first sight this inference is a strange one. I. By the sinful and impenitent, I mean not only those who live in gross sin or impiety, but those also whose hearts are chiefly set on the things of this life, and not on the things of the life to come. endstream endobj startxref - R.T. 1. We live in a fallen world, and so it is easy to be fearful. That folly rises to the most perfect madness when we consider that, if we have not God for our unchangeable friend, we must have Him for our unchangeable enemy. Our whole happiness depends upon the immutability of God. 4. In hopes that this solemn warning may not have been entirely lost I proceed, secondly, to apply our subject to those who are seriously alarmed about their everlasting safety; but who, when they consider the greatness of the sins they have committed, are apt to fear that for them there is no forgiveness. 1. The scriptural revelations of the divine Name are always the basis of intensely practical admonition. God is unchangeable, and is therefore a firm and stable refuge to the believer. You Will Be a Land of Delight. Whilst, however, these witnesses stand before us, to teach us that God is faithful, let us remember that the God who is thus faithful in His promises and in His threatenings has been pleased also in His Word to give poor souls this blessed testimony — that the seed of Jacob shall never seek His face in vain. THE REASON ASSIGNED. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Dec 6, 1987. And in what words shall I describe the folly and danger of such persons! When I was a child, I remember seeing a television commercial that must have been popular because it seemed to circulate all the time. We come to the distinct persuasion, that the "gifts and calling of God are without repentance.". You Shall Go Forth Leaping Like Calves. No sudden event, therefore, can take Him unawares, and so subvert His designs. Thanksgiving? Malachi 3:6-12, ESV. There are few if any persons whose habits, or manners, or principles do not vary more or less at different periods of life; nor is there any government which does not more or less alter its laws from time to time. Remember that He prunes so that we can grow because He is much more interested in our character than He is in our comfort. He is unchangeable in His purposes. Throughout Malachi, as we’ve walked through it periodically over the last few months, we’ve seen a number of disputes that God has with his people. Malachi 3:6 "Because I, the LORD, do not change, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. THE DIVINE INFERENCE DRAWN FROM THIS DECLARATION. GOD'S FINAL WORDS Malachi 4:5-6 INTRODUCTION Here concludes Malachi. 1. She loved watching the leaves turn from deep green to gold, orange and red. The Curse of Priestly Failure. It is the Lord Jesus who is spoken of. So please relax and let the Holy Spirit of God to speak to your hearts. Men and women may change and not be true to who we think they are, but the Lord is always faithful to us. The Divine moral law, which is a transcript of the character of God, "holy, just, and good," is based upon eternal and unchangeable principles of rectitude, co-existent with God Himself, and must continue to exist as long as God exists. We just do not understand why God works the way He does. The unchangeableness of God is to good men at all times the greatest possible security that they shall not finally fail to be happy. He is unchangeable in the principles of His government. They are tried; their grace's tried, their faith is tried, hope tried, love tried, every "fruit of the Spirit tried," and yet they are not consumed. "Hath he said, and shall he not do it? Israel by Malachi, are not the creature ; God, His immutability is here placed us... 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Besides the fountain of evil, there is the actual evil — what a man does. Man himself, who marks and mourns those changes, is as changeable as the rest. 2. 2:17-3:12 more text than they can preach in one sermon. You Don't Get Your Own Personal Jesus. In two ways. "Church is a money grabber," "All they talk about is money." Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. Wesley's Malachi 3:6 Bible Commentary 3:6 I change not - I have an unchangeable hatred to sin: and my long suffering also changeth not, therefore you are not consumed in your sins.Not consumed - God is the same in his wisdom to order the rewards of good and bad in the fittest season, therefore neither the one nor the other are consumed, but preserved to the season appointed of God. Why can't He see things my way? 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. "I am the Lord; I change not." As unchangeableness is an excellency and perfection in God, so in man, on the contrary, to change his opinion and manner of acting, when there is just cause to do so, is one of his greatest commendations. If we trust in Christ, however, we have no reason to be afraid. We are coming to the fifth out of six disputes that structures the prophecy of Malachi. Dec 6, 1987. Bible Gateway Recommends. The very existence and being of a God seem to me to imply immutability. First, on the sinful and impenitent. Malachi 3:6–18 is the epicenter of prosperity theology—the idea that you give to God in order to get. 2. This morning we are in Malachi 3:6-12. Scripture: Malachi 2:17–3:6. One Minute Inspirational Sermonettes for Busy Christians. He is unchangeable in His being, in His perfections, in His faithfulness, in His justice, in His holiness, in His love. 3. That heart is God's — that name is Love. 2. Some consider the passage as having regard to the literal Jacob, the literal restoration and conversion of the Jews. More than that, these are the "Israel," and they "prevail." Intellectual beings, myriads of ages before this race peopled the earth, found His reign the same as we do now. Where can we imagine there exists a cause that can change the being or attributes of the Deity? Having enjoyed the fellowship. They had often merited destruction, but in His unchanging mercy He had remembered His covenant with their fathers, and His purpose to bless the whole race through them, and so they were not consumed. Malachi 3:6, CSB: ""Because I, the LORD, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed." If God's ways with us were ordered by fast and unvariable rules, we should lose all sense of personal feeling, personal relations, and personal adaptations. KJV, Vest Pocket New Testament & Psalms, Leathersoft, Black, Red Letter Version: Holy Bible, King James Version. In that case the book of Scripture might be true at one time and not at another. Having now considered the unchangeableness of God in itself, let us consider WHAT EFFECTS OUGHT TO BE PRODUCED ON OUR MINDS BY THE CONTEMPLATION OF IT. Feedback & General Questions. However, you read him Malachi's were going to be Malachi chapter 3. For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore, ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Malachi 3:8-11 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "PROVIDING GOD" Intro: First sermon from this text or on this subject very sensitive. I. It defiles all that they touch, and all that they think and all that they do. Mutability implies cause. The only absolute is what the majority says. Related Sermons . Change is ever present, and not every change is positive. Denomination: Independent/Bible. 3. Malachi 3:6. Genesis begins with Adam walking with God in the Garden in the cool of the evening. What He is today He always was. In the particular decrees and purposes of His will — in His laws, promises, and threatenings. Sermon. He changes not in His essence. Much joy and satisfaction, for the heirs of God have strong consolation. He is the All-Wise, and cannot have planned wrongly. Malachi. 4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years. It is a great mistake to suppose that the moral law has been abrogated by the Gospel. If God had changed His purpose, the sons of Jacob would indeed have been consumed. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Malachi 3:6-18. GOD'S FINAL WORDS Malachi 4:5-6 INTRODUCTION Here concludes Malachi. II. Just one tap away from sermons, blogs, and other resources. No, nobody cares much about Thanksgiving anymore, except for eating turkey and watching football and getting a … This is true of the Church now. His designs are the outcome of His wisdom and love; He feels deeply the condition of His creatures, making them conscious of His favour according to their obedience to His laws, and all His actions are free. He left the church determined that henceforth whatever money he had got, whether it was much or little, he would always put aside one-tenth for the Lord before he devoted any of it to his own use. Malachi 2 Malachi 3:6 Malachi 4 | Expand chapter. Posts about Malachi 3:6 written by R. Mangold. Such persons will find their advantage in frequent meditation on the unchangeableness of God. Malachi 3:6, KJV: "For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." "Sons of Jacob.". There is an immutable promise suitable for every circumstance of life. There is no considerateness, no pity, no adaptation, in it. 8 Will a man rob God? His purpose to bless all men in Christ, like a thread of gold, runs through the ages. Having all power and all knowledge, He can never resolve upon anything which shall be either not possible or not reasonable to be accomplished. God foresees from the eternity past all the transactions of the eternity to come. https://s3.amazonaws.com/hbcnr-sermons/Malachi%3A+Heart+Matters/7-7-2013.mp3 Luis Sanabria August 18, 2018 at 11:24 AM. Malachi 3:6. Do note this sermon is not intended to condemn any of you but to give hope. Connect with FPC. Let us, therefore, with this sacred book in our hands, consider more particularly what effect should be produced on our minds by reflecting on the great truth delivered in the text, "I am the Lord, I change not.". The leaf dies; the grass withers; the flower fades; the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place." The immutability of God is not only revealed in the Bible, but is discoverable by reason. Towers of Disappointment. Might makes right 2. . 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The objects in which he takes delight, change: his honours fade; his pleasures wither; his riches make to themselves wings and flee away; his kinsfolk fail, and his familiar friends forget him. God's righteous are rooted like… "The direction to turn from the evil way is very familiar in the books of the prophets, and should be read in the light of their work as social and moral reformers. Might makes right 2. Days and seasons follow and chase away each other. The threatenings of Him whose nature and perfections are" unchangeable ought to be a perpetual terror to impenitent sinners. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FAITHFUL Malachi 3:16-18 INTRODUCTION The world has often used certain popular phrases like: 1. 3. Giving is the privilege of the believer. Malachi 3:6. �1!A ` The mortification of all things here below. Having enjoyed the fellowship. The only absolute is what the majority says. 3. There is something so awful — so unlike ourselves — in the idea of a Being placed far above all chance and change and infirmity, that we should be terrified by the thought if we were not told that the mercy of this great Being was as constant and enduring as His wisdom, His righteousness, and His power. Malachi 3:6, ESV: "“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed." https://s3.amazonaws.com/hbcnr-sermons/Malachi%3A+Heart+Matters/7-7-2013.mp3 Both in sin as a principle and in sin as an act there is in a "son of Jacob" the very element of his own destruction. He changes not in His promises. Another in God's infinity. However, many commentators see a division at Mal. WHEREFORE ARE THEY NOT CONSUMED? THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FAITHFUL Malachi 3:16-18 INTRODUCTION The world has often used certain popular phrases like: 1. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. That it should make the enemies of the Church consider the futility of their attacks upon it, and repent of their folly. II. When He is said to repent or turn aside from His purpose, it is to show us that He is not an impassive spectator in human affairs, and that men may expect to be truly blessed as they co-operate with Him in working out His holy will in the earth. Yet the Bible is as faithful an account of the Most High at this moment as at first; and it will remain so, if the world should last even millions of years longer. See all sermons on Malachi For what says the Psalmist? Mal. Scripture: Malachi 2:17–3:6. 1 The oracle of the word of the L ord to Israel by Malachi. 2. 3. Our glorious Lord stands recorded in this chapter as Jehovah, self-existent, one with the Father and the Spirit. 1. Retail: $8.99. Malachi 3:6. These are they who, clad in the garment of their elder brother, do inherit all blessings. Thank you very much for this opportunity to listen the Word of God in difficult time. Tithing: the key to Financial Freedom. Reply, that while the declarations of the designs and purposes of God, which are prophetic of the great events of providence, are in themselves absolutely fixed and unalterable; those promises and threatenings which are merely personal, either to any particular man or to any number of men, are always conditional, because the wisdom of God thought fit to make these depend on the behaviour of men; and the unchangeableness characterises the conditions. A Message: Returning to God from the Bible: Malachi 3:6-12 on: September 27, 2020 a.m. at: Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church, Queensbury Introduction The Reason for Returning to God 3:6, 7 GOD’S UNCHANGING LOVE A Way of Returning to God: Giving 3:8-10 GOD’S UNCHANGING GENEROSITY The Blessing of Returning to God 3:11-12 GOD’S UNCHANGING PROTECTION Posts about Malachi 3:6 written by R. Mangold. The New Testament has now been written nearly eighteen hundred years; and some parts of the Old Testament three thousand. In fact, it is tempting to include Mal. The only absolute is what the majority says. �$����p*�Z�B�� 9��M�q�E�0-���,�º�$���93�̍)1icj��ZV�*6��,�$1��n:uI�-�W�����H. "My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass; but Thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever; and Thy remembrance unto all generations." The Divine adaptations are always within the limitations of the Divine principles. The majority is right NOTE: The popularity of polls. THE PROMISED COMING Malachi 3:1-6 INTRODUCTION We often have a frustration with God. II. 2. Malachi 3:6. History testifies to God's unchangeableness. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. "Because I, the LORD, do not change, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. God's mind is eternal. And He is independent for pleasure on all these. 1. 6. In His laws God is unchangeable, because they are always founded on the same immutable reason, the eternal differences of good and evil, the original nature of things, and universal equity; and they always tend to the same regular end, the order and happiness of the whole creation. It is an excellent way to keep the grace of love growing in the Christian. There can be no increase or diminution of His power, wisdom, holiness, love, etc. And I begin with remarking that this doctrine of God's unchangeableness gives unspeakable value to the holy Scriptures. Discover More About Idolatry The Exile Resolutions. App Store Google Play Windows Amazon. 79 0 obj <>stream "Not consumed." 2. 1. 2:17-3:5 very closely. John Piper Nov 15 ... Malachi 2:17–3:6. Take any one thing that you can say of God now, and it may be said not only in the dark past, but in the bright future it shall always remain the same. That this should lead any who have wandered from the Church to return to its privileges again. There can be no fickleness, no uncertainty, with Him. You Will Be a Land of Delight. And, in such cases, new descriptions of character, and new books of laws, become necessary. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] This verse is often cited as proof that God is unchanging and constant. . Read Malachi 3:8-9. How exquisite must be the folly of casting ourselves, not on the favour of Him who can give steady and lasting happiness, but on the wretched friendship of things that perish in the using! He can Himself never possess a desire to change. Against this unchangeableness of God it may be urged, that Scripture frequently represents Him as repenting and changing His purpose. A man came to the Presbyterian Church and asked to see the Pastor. And it is in Him that the unchanging mercy of God shines forth with the greatest lustre. Secondly, towards the conclusion of this sermon I hope to deal with the right way of tithing than reasons for tithing. Scripture: Malachi 3:6-12, Genesis 14:17-20, Genesis 28:20-22. The… The Search for One, True Love. But these "sons of Jacob" have all the elements of destruction in them. Scripture: Malachi 2:1–9. "I am the Lord, and for that reason I change not." Malachi 3:16–17 ESV. So please relax and let the Holy Spirit of God to speak to your hearts. This is what actually happens among men. No, nobody cares much about Thanksgiving anymore, except for eating turkey and watching football and getting a head start on . A. All finite beings are frequently forced to change their designs, because they find it impossible to finish what they began, or unreasonable to pursue their first intention. And also because these threatenings are often prophetic parts of the general scheme of providence. Far better that we are in the personal rule of a Divine and infinitely loving Lawgiver. I am the Creator, and not the creature; God, and not man; therefore I change not. No sermons for this chapter. Thanksgiving? Dec 19, 1982. The Christian dispensation teaches us to study and know, not merely the character of God, but the character of God in Christ. Consider, then —. If we saw a man building his house on a quicksand we should be amazed at his stupidity; but how infinitely greater the infatuation of an immortal creature who builds iris happiness on the passing, perishing objects of time and sense! His knowledge and power being perfect, and His will having no variableness in it, there is no reason to suppose that any of His purposes have altered, or that any of them can fail. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. The benefit they so derive – 39:40 Click here to view and download a PDF version of this sermon … Adjustment to individuals upon exact knowledge of individuals, and adjustment to circumstances upon exact knowledge of circumstances, are the very glory of God. It is frequently mentioned or referred to in Scripture. King James Version Update. 3:6 Main Points:1. King James Version (KJV) Public Domain . Do note this sermon is not intended to condemn any of you but to give hope. If God had changed His purpose, the sons of Jacob would indeed have been consumed. “The Sermon On The Amount” Malachi 3:6-12 (Credit to Pastor Johnny Creasong for today’s title.) Malachi 3:6–18 is the epicenter of prosperity theology—the idea that you give to God in order to get. And first, let us consider THIS QUALITY ITSELF; THAT IS, THE UNCHANGEABLENESS OF GOD. use Malachi 3:10 to teach “storehouse tithing.” One Baptist commentator says, “So-called storehouse tithing does have a sound basis in this verse.” The idea is that the church is the storehouse where you are supposed to give ten percent of your income. Sermon Message II. MAN'S HOPE IN THE CHANGEABLENESS OF GOD'S ADAPTATIONS. Changeableness is not altogether the appropriate term, but it is required for the sake of contrast. 3. There is one place where change cannot put his finger; there is one Name on which mutability can never be written; there is one heart that can never alter. Tithing: the key to Financial Freedom. In that case the book of Scripture might be true at one time and not at another. Because they are founded upon such grounds as cannot be altered; even upon the original, fixed, and permanent designs and intentions of all-wise providence. But instead of this He draws the opposite, reminding them that it was because of His eternal purpose to keep the seed of Jacob alive upon the earth, as a witness for Him for the world's sake, and not because of their faithfulness, that they had been spared. John Piper Dec 6, 1987 9 Shares Sermon. THE PERSONS TO WHOM THIS UNCHANGEABLE GOD IS A BENEFIT. This is declared to be the security of the sons of Jacob. 4. God's righteous are rooted like a tree in the Word of God. 2 a “I have loved you,” says the L ord. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Malachi 3:6 We can all of us, perhaps, look back to occasions when, if God had been pleased suddenly to call us away, in the state in which we were living at that moment, we could only have put our hands upon our lips and confessed that the sentence was perfectly just. It is a truly awful regime. This is a valid point to take from this part of Scripture. "THE SONS OF JACOB," who are they? 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. But while man varies, God is the same. 1. Trusting God with money is more about believing his character than it is about taking a step of faith. An argument may be found in the fact of God's perfection. Sermon Message. We cannot tell you the substance of what we call God. Whatever it is, we call it His essence, and that essence never changes. 6 For I am the ... Malachi 4. Here concludes the Old Testament. Nov 29, 1987. He iS Spirit-pure, essential, ethereal spirit — and therefore He is immutable. Persons who enjoy peculiar rights and titles. God's Word is unchangeable. Intro: First sermon from this text or on this subject very sensitive. Though they are often placed in a hot fire; sometimes so hot that faith seems almost to be gone. This is illustrated in the case of the Jewish nation. But the fulfilment of the promises is conditional; and the condition is as unalterable as the promise. Once more I present you with the offer of mercy and reconciliation. But God is perpetually the same. John Piper Nov 29, 1987 455 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. He Is Like a Refiner's Fire. An unchanging God – 5:222. Our Price: $6.29. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? 3. “Pastor,” he said, “My dog died and I would like a Christian burial for him.” The Bible does not think it worth while to proclaim the Name of God without building on the proclamation promises or commandments. His essence did not undergo any change when it was united with the manhood. Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 20, 2020 | 1,061 views. John Piper Dec 19, 1982 97 Shares Sermon. Robbing God. We might have been left to our own devices, and then where would you have been now? The immutability of God's purposes may be inferred from the nature of the end, to promote and, consummate which they are all but means — even the manifestation of Jehovah's all-sufficiency. History, sacred and profane, teems with fearful proofs of God's immutable hatred of sin, and determination not to let it go unpunished. Serminutes – Sermon in a Minute. 2. Browse Sermons on Malachi 3:6-18. 1. All are dependent on Him, but He is dependent on none. Of this kind are the power, the knowledge, the wisdom, and the other natural attributes of God. Text: Malachi 3:6-12 Sermon Series: Step It Up. Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes - “I the LORD do not change. 5. Serminutes – Sermon in a Minute. Search Icon. Twelve Characteristics Of The Bible! All creatures change. Let the immutability of Jehovah's purpose in Christ Jesus encourage the Christian labourer to ceaseless exertions in the work of the Lord. Giving should be a … THE PROOF THAT GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE. In this world every thing is changeable. Nov 8, 1987. If you are new today or hold that concept, I hope you put nothing into the offering and if you did please don't ever do it again. In the third place, let me very shortly address those who are really making devotional and practical religion the principal object of their lives, and who humbly trust that, through the Divine blessing, they ale gradually increasing in all godliness and Christian virtue. We are relying on the One who is incapable of changing and who will never allow His promises to fail. At first sight this inference is a strange one. I. By the sinful and impenitent, I mean not only those who live in gross sin or impiety, but those also whose hearts are chiefly set on the things of this life, and not on the things of the life to come. endstream endobj startxref - R.T. 1. We live in a fallen world, and so it is easy to be fearful. That folly rises to the most perfect madness when we consider that, if we have not God for our unchangeable friend, we must have Him for our unchangeable enemy. Our whole happiness depends upon the immutability of God. 4. In hopes that this solemn warning may not have been entirely lost I proceed, secondly, to apply our subject to those who are seriously alarmed about their everlasting safety; but who, when they consider the greatness of the sins they have committed, are apt to fear that for them there is no forgiveness. 1. The scriptural revelations of the divine Name are always the basis of intensely practical admonition. God is unchangeable, and is therefore a firm and stable refuge to the believer. You Will Be a Land of Delight. Whilst, however, these witnesses stand before us, to teach us that God is faithful, let us remember that the God who is thus faithful in His promises and in His threatenings has been pleased also in His Word to give poor souls this blessed testimony — that the seed of Jacob shall never seek His face in vain. THE REASON ASSIGNED. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Dec 6, 1987. And in what words shall I describe the folly and danger of such persons! When I was a child, I remember seeing a television commercial that must have been popular because it seemed to circulate all the time. We come to the distinct persuasion, that the "gifts and calling of God are without repentance.". You Shall Go Forth Leaping Like Calves. No sudden event, therefore, can take Him unawares, and so subvert His designs. Thanksgiving? Malachi 3:6-12, ESV. There are few if any persons whose habits, or manners, or principles do not vary more or less at different periods of life; nor is there any government which does not more or less alter its laws from time to time. Remember that He prunes so that we can grow because He is much more interested in our character than He is in our comfort. He is unchangeable in His purposes. Throughout Malachi, as we’ve walked through it periodically over the last few months, we’ve seen a number of disputes that God has with his people. Malachi 3:6 "Because I, the LORD, do not change, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. THE DIVINE INFERENCE DRAWN FROM THIS DECLARATION. GOD'S FINAL WORDS Malachi 4:5-6 INTRODUCTION Here concludes Malachi. 1. She loved watching the leaves turn from deep green to gold, orange and red. The Curse of Priestly Failure. It is the Lord Jesus who is spoken of. So please relax and let the Holy Spirit of God to speak to your hearts. Men and women may change and not be true to who we think they are, but the Lord is always faithful to us. The Divine moral law, which is a transcript of the character of God, "holy, just, and good," is based upon eternal and unchangeable principles of rectitude, co-existent with God Himself, and must continue to exist as long as God exists. We just do not understand why God works the way He does. The unchangeableness of God is to good men at all times the greatest possible security that they shall not finally fail to be happy. He is unchangeable in the principles of His government. They are tried; their grace's tried, their faith is tried, hope tried, love tried, every "fruit of the Spirit tried," and yet they are not consumed. "Hath he said, and shall he not do it? Israel by Malachi, are not the creature ; God, His immutability is here placed us... 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