New Defender's Study Bible Notes
3:8 tithes and offerings. This rebuke suggests that Malachi’s prophecies were given during the days of Nehemiah’s second stay in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 13:10-12).
3:10 into the storehouse. This verse, the text for innumerable stewardship sermons, actually applies in context only to the one treasury in the one house of God in Jerusalem. The New Testament contains many references to our stewardship responsibilities, involving more than mere tithing, but contains no references to this passage. The principle, of course, always applies. God’s people have the responsibility to support the work of God, rather than to heap luxuries on themselves (Haggai 1:4-11; II Corinthians 8:6-13; etc.).