Prophecies of Malachi
“Malachi’s prophecies speak to the very issues of the period. Discouragement and cynicism is setting in and the people’s spiritual commitment is suffering. The temple service is being neglected for lack of tithes and offerings; the priests are offering blemished sacrifices and failing to give instruction in the law; the men are marrying wives who worship foreign gods; and divorce is rampant.
Malachi’s message is powerful in its simplicity: Yes, God does still love his people; and yes, all the grandeur of the ultimate restoration is still coming — in God’s own time. In the meantime, it is each person’s responsibility to lead the kind of life that will be fit for God’s holy kingdom.”
Read: Malachai 1, 2, 3, 4
All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.