hedging up the way that the cause of truth could not advance.
Man, finite man, though using for himself the talents
which God has reserved to publish salvation, to send
the glad news of a Saviour's love to perishing souls,
though hedging up the way by his selfishness, inquires:
"Wherein have we robbed Thee?" God answers: "In
tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye
have robbed Me, even this whole nation." Verses 8, 9.
The whole world is engaged in robbing God. With the
money He has lent them, men indulge in dissipation,
in amusements, revellings, feasting, and disgraceful
indulgences. But God says: "I will come near to you to
judgement." Verse 5. The whole world will have an
account to settle in that great day when everyone shall
receive sentence according to his deeds.