Our reading this morning came from Malachi, with the main focus being on Malachi 1:8
Malachi was commissioned with one purpose in mind, to re-establish the standards of excellence amongst God's people.
Are you giving your best? Doesn't God deserve our best instead of leftovers?
God gave us His best whe He gave us His son. We need to give our best back to God. We need to put aside time for God, not just think about Him when we have some to spare. We need to aside some of our talents and money for God not just give Him what we have left when everything else is done or paid for.
We need to do this because God requires our best and because the love of Christ empowers us. We need to do this so that, when we stand before Him we will hear the words "Well done, good and faithful servant".