Malachi 4 Devotional Commentary

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Malachi 4:2

The closing verses of the Old Testament end with a description of the day of the Lord, where fiery judgement is poured out on all evil-doers and those who have rejected God’s gift of salvation. The Lord is a consuming fire, and this passage begins with a description of God's righteous judgement on the wicked, but continues by giving encouragement to those who fear the name of the Lord.

The Day of the Lord is an extended period read more...

Malachi 4:5

Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament and at the very end of his writings, just before 400 years of silent prophetic voices in Israel, we discover a tiny trace of blessing in his writings and a future hope for the little remnant of faithful Israel, while terrible judgement is the bitter chalice the wicked will have to drink:

"Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet," Malachi wrote, before his pen was read more...

Malachi 4:6

As the prophetic voices in Old Testament Scriptures are silenced, the final message to Israel is from the prophet, Malachi. He describes, in awesome solemnity, the coming Day of the Lord when the full force of God's wrath will be poured out on a God-hating, sinful world which rejected the promised Messiah, and refused His gracious gift of salvation.

That time of