Malachi 1, 2, 3, 4
Chapter 1: Second Best. God asks for your best and normally the best I ever give Him is second place. Sure I give an offering on Sunday but is that my best? Could I give Him more? Yes. Could I give Him my time and talent? Yes. But because of my selfish ways, I think that I need to budget and not give Him my all.
Chapter 2: Priests. And priests are held accountable but aren’t we all priests once we have His faith. Shouldn’t we all be considered shepherds of His flock if we claim to have His word in our heart?
Chapter 3: Who Can Stand. Who will stand for you? Do you expect to stand in front of God on your own on the judgment day? Won’t He just knock you down with His stare? You know your heart is black compared to His. So how can we stand?
Chapter 4: The End. Again the book ends with the end times. God is coming and He will judge you. Only if you have the cross of Jesus on your heart will He accept you into His eternal family.
Application: This may be the end of the Bible for this study but it is just the beginning of our lives with God. Amen.