sacrifice, it is no evil ! and when ye offer the lameand sick, it is no evil! Present it now unto thygovernor; will he be pleased with thee? or willhe accept thy person? saith Jehovah of hosts.**The Jewish law required that every sacrifice of-fered unto God must be without blemish. Nolame, blind, or diseased animal would be accepted.It was an insult to God to bring to His altaranything that was maimed, blemished, or worth-less. Yet the people had been taking the best of everything for themselves, and then bringing therefuse, blind and lame animals, and such offer-ings to God. ** Suppose you treat your governorthus,'* asked the Lord, ''what would he think?Would he be pleased?**Well, how is it again with ourselves ? The ob- ject in putting this verse in the Bible was not toget us to condemn the people who lived twenty-three hundred years ago ; it was to make us think whether we are doing this mean thing ourselves.Do we give God the best of all we have, our bestlove, our best gifts, our best service? Or do wetake the best of all for ourselves, and then giveGod the blind, the lame? How many people in thechurch when the collection plate is passed, pick out the smallest bit of money, or a soiled or tornbill, or a coin with a hole in it, to put on theplate? We give our strength to our own work MALACHI L, 6-11; III., 8-12 317or business, and then have only our weariness tobring to God. We do our first work for our-selves, and then have only things which are of no value for our King. What kind of serviceare we giving to our glorious Lord?