Jesus is BIG on visual demonstration! Why did His disciples watch Him curse a fig tree? Why did He take them into the temple and show them the scene that we refer to as "The Widow's Mite?"
Gary Carpenter of The Family Prayer Center in Tulsa answers these questions and more! His other teachings can be found at
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WHAT IS ROBBING GOD?
God is robbed when He is robbed of the opportunity of being "GOD" to His people. He cannot bless disobedience. GOD IS A BLESSER! In Malachi, when the Lord says,
Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house.
You have to take it in context. Back up a few verses to see who He had on His mind:
Mal 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against thosethat oppress the HIRELING in his wages, the WIDOW, and the FATHERLESS, and that turn aside the STRANGER from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
The "storehouse" was a depository in the temple where all of the EXCESS was stored. The widow, the fatherless, the orphan and the stranger were to be fed from this storehouse. Without this storehouse, they would be left unfed and the Lord was being "robbed"of being able to provide for them by the method He had designed under the law.
God cares for widows, orphans and strangers. He does not like empty bellies. He had made provision for them through the tithes and offerings. But the people were "robbing" Him from being able to bless the poor. They only had themselves on their mind, not the things that mattered to God our Father.
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