My Messenger: Malachi part 4


 

Malachi 3:14 You have said, ‘It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance [statutes], And that we have walked as mourners Before the LORD of hosts?
Malachi 3:15 So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up; They even tempt God and go free.’ “

First he addresses the reward of the righteous 3:16 to end 3:18

and now with the beginning of chapter 4 he addresses the punishment of the wicked

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My Messenger, Malachi Part 1

Message for the church today, for the leaders, for the people
one of three post exilic books along with Haggai and Zechariah
450-430 BC in the time of Nehemiah or Ezra
No historical references in book (ie kings’ names)
516 BC temple rededicated
Written during time of restoration of Judah
Last book chronologically

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My Messenger: Malachi Part 2

Chapter 2

:1-9 we finish up this section to the priests

Malachi 2:1 “And now, O priests, this commandment is for you.

And now, O priests…Priests are held responsible for what they preach and those listening are held responsible for what they do.

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