Verse of the Day:V2 “If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.”
1. Curse (V1-4)
V1 “And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.”
God through Prophet Malachi pronounced a curse upon the priests who did not give glory to Him for who He is, and what He has done for the people of Israel. At that time many priests doubted and disobeyed God, and many served Him for their own selfish gain. God never bless the hypocrites, but instead will send a curse upon them. Let us escape God’s curse by giving Him all the glory, and trusting and obeying Him with truth and sincerity.
V2 “If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.”
2. Covenant (V5-13)
V5 “My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.”
The Lord covenanted with all the priests from the tribe of Levi that He shall only grant life and peace to those who fear Him and His name, and trust and obey Him. However the priests not only failed to fear God and His name, and trust and obey Him, but they caused many to stumble at the law, and depart from God who loves and cares for them.
V8 “But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.”
3. Companion (V14-17)
V14 “Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.”
God reminded the married couples to remain faithful and loving to each other. God’s definition of marriage is not just two individuals accountable to each other, but rather three individuals, with the Lord as their witness. When God joins the man and the woman together, they become lifelong lovers and companions, until death does them apart.
“Wherefore they are no more twain, but one fleah. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” (Matthew 19:6)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to trust and obey You, and escape Your curse.