Malachi 1:6-9 - Polluted Offerings
As Christians and leaders, we must recognize true Worship of God comes from us giving our very best from the heart. What is acceptable is our broken and contrite hearts that God will not despise. Israel was giving to God a blind, sick and lame sacrifice that depicted the condition of their hearts as being bored and out of living communion and fellowship with God. As a result, their lives became empty of substance and meaning as their Worship became mere dead religion and not living, thriving, and loving for the many blessings God had provided. We learn as modern day believers how to truly Worship God with our hearts.