Will a Man Rob God?

This is a question that is recorded by the prophet Malachi (3:8). The Jews were guilty of not giving to God what was His. Achan stole what belonged in the “treasury of the Lord” (Joshua 6:18-19). He thought no one would find out. Because of his sin the Israelites failed to capture the city of Ai. His sin hit closer to home as well (Joshua 7:20-25). Is it possible for us to be guilty of robbing God? Yes, it is!

We can rob God by not living for Him. He is the giver of life (Acts 17:28-29). He wants us to have an abundant life (John 10:10). A failure to live for him means we rob God.

We can rob God by not giving as we should. That was the message of Malachi. Does God need our financial gifts? No, but by them we show our love (2 Cor. 8:8). Are you robbing God?

We can rob God of a soul if we are not saved! God wants all to be saved (2 Pet. 3:9). One soul is valuable to God (Matt. 16:26). Will you rob God?

Terry Claunch