Malachi 1:2 “I have loved you.” says the LORD. But you say, “How have you loved us?”
The people were looking for reasons to justify not serving God, & not bringing their best for offerings. So, they questioned God’s love. Many do this – ‘If God loved us, then why did this happen? Or ‘If He loved me, He would have answered my prayer!’ Therefore, I’m not going to give Him my best.’ BUT – God has loved us – We must focus on all the good things we have - All comes from the generous hand of God. Focus on what you have, not what you don’t have. Begin with salvation, Jesus, the Cross, the Holy Spirit, the Word, the Church. Become breathless in worship, thanking God all day long for the immense love He has brought to our lives. Rather than question His love, declare His love for you.
Original article by Pastor Phil Pringle