A Commentary on the Book of Malachi
Malachi (NKJV) 3:
Ezekiel 39:28: 'and have left none of them there.'
The Messiah son of Joseph according to the Malbim (1809-1879), and "Pri Tsadik" (Rabbi Zadok ha-Kohen Rabinowitz, 1823 – 1900), and others will be the future head of the Lost Ten Tribes when they return to re-unite with Judah.
3 HE WILL SIT AS A REFINER AND A PURIFIER OF SILVER;
Malachi 3:4 THEN THE OFFERING OF JUDAH AND JERUSALEM
5 AND I WILL COME NEAR YOU FOR JUDGMENT;
7 YET FROM THE DAYS OF YOUR FATHERS
9 YOU ARE CURSED WITH A CURSE,
10 BRING ALL THE TITHES INTO THE STOREHOUSE,
One should give tithes. Through tithing it is promised a blessing will be given.
The Forefather Jacob also kept the Law of Tithing.
Genesis 28: 18 EARLY THE NEXT MORNING JACOB TOOK THE STONE HE HAD PLACED UNDER HIS HEAD AND SET IT UP AS A PILLAR AND POURED OIL ON TOP OF IT.
Jacob was setting out on a journey to Padan-Aram, the House of his future father-in-law, Laban of Aram. In that place he would marry his wives and beget 12 sons, and then return to the Promised Land. This journey of his presages the Period of Exile that his descendants would undergo. Tithing would help ensure his eventual return:
Genesis 28: 20 THEN JACOB MADE A VOW, SAYING, IF GOD WILL BE WITH …
Giving tithes is conducive to survival and getting through the journey of this life.
So too, we are promised a great blessing as a reward for tithing:
12 AND ALL NATIONS WILL CALL YOU BLESSED,
14 YOU HAVE SAID,
15 SO NOW WE CALL THE PROUD BLESSED,
18 THEN YOU SHALL AGAIN DISCERN
God loves you. HE wants what is good for you. Give HIM a chance to help you.