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Malachi 3:1

Malachi 3:1

The last book of the Old Testament is Malachi, which lists the serious charges the Lord had against backsliding Israel and the judgement that must inevitably fall on His errant people. It condemned their sacrilegious offerings and pronounced judgement on the wicked, because of their gross apostasy, serious idolatry and shocking denial of God's holy character.

But it is also a book of hope, that proclaims restoration for a read more...

Malachi 3:2

Malachi 3:2

Malachi was God's final messenger to the disobedient and unfaithful nation of Israel before the prophetic voice of warning was silenced for four centuries. The repetitive call for Israel as a nation to repent of their sins and to turn back to God, had resounded down through the centuries, but the numerous warnings of many prophetic voices continued to go unheeded.

And so we discover that before God finally withdrew His entreaties read more...

Malachi 3:3

Malachi 3:3

The Lord chose the children of Israel to be His special, covenant people. They were called-out from among all the peoples of the earth to be a holy nation. They were to be a peculiar people who were set-apart unto God. They were to be separate and distinct from all the gentile nations.. and they promised to follow all that God had told them to do. The nation of Israel was to be the tool which God used to circumnavigate the evil ways of Satan.. in order read more...

Malachi 3:6

Malachi 3:6

Like so many holy men of God, the writing of Malachi is a reminder to Israel of the covenant relationship that they have with Jehovah.. when He brought them out of the land of Egypt. The covenant was conditional and contained promises of blessings for faithfulness and a devotion to God.. but gave warning of cursing for lack of faithfulness, neglect of God and unbelief in His word.

Like so many prophetic books, Malachi admonishes read more...

Malachi 4:2

Malachi 4:2

The closing verses of the Old Testament end with a description of the day of the Lord, which will be a time of fiery judgement on all evil-doers and those who have rejected God’s free gift of salvation. But to the people of God who fear and reverence His name that day will be one that ushers in the sunshine of God’s love and His gracious forgiveness on all who have called on the name of the Lord, for the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing read more...