God Gave Better
For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts. — Malachi 1:11
This is an extraordinary moment in the book of Malachi. God declares that he will make his name great again. While unbelievers and believers will make little of him, he will make great of himself by offering a better sacrifice than anyone has ever.
Keep in mind Malachi is the final book of the Old Testament. It's God's last word before hundreds of years of silence that crescendo into the birth of Jesus. Jesus, God's son, would live a perfect life and become the next sacrifice. Where God's people failed to bring their best to the altar, God brought the very best. And he gave his best for us. And in this, he made his name great again.
Honestly, I don't know what else to say today other than why wouldn't we bring our best to the God who gave his best to us.
What do you need to give to God today? When you give, give him your best and make his name great again.
ASK THIS: What do you need to give to God today?
DO THIS: Give your best. He did.
PRAY THIS: God, receive my best gift today.
PLAY THIS: O Come to the Altar.
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