The blessings of God are often contingent upon one thing: our obedience.
We don’t experience the blessing because we are not committed to giving.
It’s troubling when our spiritual insensitivity prevents us from seeing our sin.
You can see it in the questions the Israelites ask:
- How has God loved us?
- How have we (priests) despised God’s name? How have we defiled you?
- How have we (people) profaned the covenant? And, “why does God not look favorably on our offerings or our worship?”
- How have we wearied God with our words?
- How have we robbed God?
- How have we spoken against God?
The solution: Honor the Lord.