Treasure: Guaranteed Returns | Pastor Mike Fortune | February 8, 2014


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1. We can all be clumsy criminals (Malachi 3:8; Matthew 23:23)
2. And selfish givers (Malachi 3:9-10a; Deuteronomy 23:2; Hebrews 12:8; Exodus 25:2) Giving Quote
3. But God still loves us like crazy and brags about blessing us (Malachi 3:10b; 2 Corinthians 8:1-2, 7-8; 2 Corinthians 9:7) Josh Millburn Pic

Malachi 3:8-10
“Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me! “But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’ “You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! (Malachi 3:8-10 NLT)

Matthew 23:23
What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.

Hebrews 12:8 (NLT)
If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all.