[A]nd they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you. Deuteronomy 16:16-17
In Israel, the worshippers always brought something with them.
Something of value.
But the time of Malachi, the worshippers were bringing something else.
I have had times worshipping when I brought
Offerings from the bounty of God’s blessing.
A heart and mind ready to hear and be changed.
More often, I’ve brought something else.
Money I would rather spend on other things.
A heart and mind ready to move to the next thing.
Hardly according to the blessings the Lord has given me.