Malachi’s Test of Obedience
by Ronald W Robey
(written September 26, 2018)

I hear many say that Malachi 3:10 is to be obeyed today. Let’s see how well people are obeying Malachi 3:10, shall we?

Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

1. The tithes Malachi was speaking of were tithes in the land of Canaan. (Deut. 12:10-11) Are you in the land of Canaan?

2. The tithes Malachi was speaking of were agricultural. (Lev. 27:30-33) Are you tithing agriculture?

3. The storehouse Malachi was speaking of was a three-tiered structure in Jerusalem. (1 Ki. 6:5-6) Are you bringing tithes to the storehouse in Jerusalem?

4. The House Malachi was speaking of was the Temple in Jerusalem. (1 Ki. 6) Are you tithing to the Temple in Jerusalem?

If the answer to any of the above four questions is “No,” then you are not obeying Malachi 3:10.