Category Archives: Malachi

Malachi 4 — If we fail to listen

After all of the rebukes God gives the people, he ends this book with a warning. He warns them that the day of judgment will come.  Those who persist in their evil will be condemned, and at that point, there … Continue reading

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Malachi 3:13-18 — Futile?

Sometimes as we follow God, we become disappointed and discouraged.  And if we’re not careful, it’s easy to become cynical as well. That’s what happened to the Israelites.  They were saying to themselves, It is futile to serve God.  What … Continue reading

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Malachi 3:6-12 — Tithing

Some people may see this and wonder, “Why are you talking about tithing?  That was Old Testament law.  The New Testament says nothing about Christians tithing.” That’s true.  When Malachi was talking to the Israelites, he was talking to people … Continue reading

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Malachi 2:17-3:7 — Where’s the justice?

Many times people ask, “If God is good, why is this world so bad?  If he’s so just, where’s the justice?” It’s not a new question.  People were asking it in Malachi’s day.  God told them, You have wearied the … Continue reading

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Malachi 2:10-16 — Acting treacherously against your spouse

We come to a pretty painful topic for many people.  Around 50% of marriages, even among Christians sadly, end in divorce.  The percentage is much lower in Japan, where I live, but even here, the total is rising. In this … Continue reading

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Malachi 2:1-9 — Your role as God’s priest

Some of you may look at today’s title and say, “I’m not a priest.  This has no relevance for me.” But if you are a Christian, you are God’s priest.  Peter says of you and me, But you are a … Continue reading

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Malachi 1:6-14 — What God deserves

In this passage, we see one of the main problems that the Jews had, and it filtered down to everything that they did. What was their problem?  They failed to honor God.  They treated him as something less than the … Continue reading

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Malachi 1:1-5 – Questioning God’s love

And so we come to the end of Israel’s history in the Old Testament.  After this book, we still have to go through the books of poetry to wrap up the Old Testament (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and the Song of … Continue reading

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