Further Study: Lest We Forget
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“God blesses the work of men’s hands, that they may return to Him His portion. He gives them the sunshine and the rain; He causes vegetation to flourish; He gives health and ability to acquire means. Every blessing comes from His bountiful hand, and He desires men and women to show their gratitude by returning … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Sun of Righteousness
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On a previous occasion the people asked, “‘Where is the God of justice?’” (Mal. 2:17, NKJV). In the beginning of chapter 4, a solemn assurance is given that one day God will execute His judgment on the world. As a result, the proud will be destroyed along with the wicked, just as stubble is consumed in … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: A Scroll of Remembrance
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In Malachi 3:13-18, the people complain that the Lord did not care about the nation’s sins. Those who practiced evil and injustice appeared to escape unnoticed, and thus many wondered why they should serve the Lord and live righteously when evil seemed to go unpunished. Read Malachi 3:14-15. Why is it easy to understand that complaint? How … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Tithe in the Storehouse
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Read Malachi 3:1-10. What is God saying to His people here? What specific elements are found in these texts, and why would they all be tied together? That is, in what ways are these things all related to each other? With these verses, God restates the basic message of the Minor Prophets: His love remains constant … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Loving and Respecting Others
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God’s voice, which dominates Malachi’s book, is the voice of a loving father who pleads with His children. When the people raise questions and make complaints, He is ready to dialogue with them. Most of the issues discussed by God and His people have to do with a few basic attitudes. Read Malachi 2. Though a … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Great Is the Lord
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Read Malachi 1.What problem is the prophet addressing? How, today, might we be guilty of the same attitude that led to this rebuke? Malachi contrasts God’s love for His people with the attitude of the priests, whom he charges with the sin of contempt for God’s holy name. When performing their duties in the temple, these … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Lest We Forget!
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Read for This Week’s Study: Malachi 1, Lev. 1:1-3, Malachi 2, Eph. 5:21-33, Malachi 3, Exod. 32:32,Malachi 4. Memory Text: “‘My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations,’ says the Lord Almighty’” … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Heaven’s Best Gift
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“In the darkest days of her long conflict with evil, the church of God has been given revelations of the eternal purpose of Jehovah. His people have been permitted to look beyond the trials of the present to the triumphs of the future, when, the warfare having been accomplished, the redeemed will enter into possession … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: King of the Whole World
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Read Zechariah 14. How are we to understand that which is being said there? In the last chapter of his book, Zechariah describes a day when all unrepentant nations will gather themselves against Jerusalem. At the last moment, the Lord will intervene by liberating His people and establishing His eternal kingdom on earth. After all who … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Good Shepherd
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For centuries both Jewish and Christian readers of the Bible have found in Zechariah’s book numerous references to the Messiah and messianic times. Christians, of course, have understood that these passages apply to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ: the triumphant yet peaceful King (Zech. 9:9), the One who was pierced (Zech. 12:10), the … [Click to read more …]