Who is the devourer? in Malaki 4:11

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  1. TaliOrlando

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    Do Not Rob God
    8 “ Will a man rob God?
    Yet you have robbed Me!
    But you say,

    ‘ In what way have we robbed You?’
    In tithes and offerings.
    9 You are cursed with a curse,
    For you have robbed Me,
    Even this whole nation.
    10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
    That there may be food in My house,
    And try Me now in this,”
    Says the LORD of hosts,

    “ If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
    And pour out for you such blessing
    That there will not be room enough to receive it.
    11 “ And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
    So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,
    Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”
    Says the LORD of hosts;
    12 And all nations will call you blessed,
    For you will be a delightful land,”
    Says the LORD of hosts.


    Who is the devourer?
     
  2. Amy.G

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    Insects that devour crops, like the locust.
     
  3. Pastor_Bob

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    Mal 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. (KJV)

    The devourer here speaks all kinds of devourers. It could apply to pests that could devour a crop. It could apply to unexpected needs that devour a bank account. When we honor God and seek first His kingdom, He has promised to take care of the rest. That includes rebuking "the devourer."
     
  4. soninme

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    Malachi 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your
    sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your
    ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the
    time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.

    God now again confirms the truth, that he would not
    in one way only be bountiful to them. He might indeed
    distribute to us daily our food, as we know that he thus
    fed his people in the wilderness; but his will is that
    the seed should rot in the earth, that it should then
    germinate, and in course of time grow, until it shoots
    into ears of corn; but it is still in no small danger,
    nay the corn is subject to many evils before it be
    gathered into the garner; for the locusts, the worms, the
    mildew, and other things may destroy it. God therefore,
    in order to set forth his kindness to men, enumerates
    here the ways and the means by which food is preserved;
    for it would not be enough that the seed should
    germinate, and that there should appear evidences of a
    great produce, the ears being fine and abundant, but it
    is necessary that the ears of corn themselves, before
    they become ripe, should be preserved from above; for on
    the one hand the chafers, the locusts, the worms, and
    other grubs, may suddenly creep in and devour the corn
    while in the field, and on the other hand, storms, and
    hail, and mildew, and oilier pestilential things, as I
    have said, may prove ruinous to the corn.

    Hence God shows here, that he takes constant care of
    us, and every day and every night performs the office of
    a good and careful head of a family, who always watches
    for its benefit.

    In the word devourer, I include all the evils to
    which we see that corn is subject; he therefore says, he
    shall not destroy the fruit of the earth; nor bereaved
    shall be the vine for you in the fields. The verb
    "shachal" properly means to bereave or to deprive; but as
    this version, "bereaved shall not be vine," would be
    harsh, some have rendered the words thus, "Miscarry shall
    not vine," which I do not disapprove: Miscarry then shall
    not the vine for you in the fields, saith Jehovah of
    hosts.
     
  5. BobRyan

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    Do I detect some speaking-forth in a forth-telling kinda way??
     
  6. soninme

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    what ever do you mean bob , speaking in riddles can cause confusion , and we wouldnt want that now , would we ......................?:thumbs:
     
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