Verse of the Day: V16 “Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.”
1. Refiner (V1-7)
V2 “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:”
Prophet Malachi prophesied the coming of the Lord and warned the people of Israel to get ready to meet God. The Lord shall come as a Refiner and Purifier of silver, and He shall judge all the people in the world whether they are righteous or wicked before Him.
V3 “And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.”
2. Rob (V8-15)
V8 “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.”
The people denied that they had robbed God when He challenged them to give their tithes and offerings to Him. God then challenged them to prove Him. God promised them that He shall pour abundant blessings upon their lives and that they would be laying treasures in heaven, if they would give their tithes and offerings to Him. However they never thought of giving to God, as they only thought of laying treasures on earth for themselves.
V10 “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
3. Remembrance (V16-18)
V16 “Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.”
God has a book of remembrance where He kept His people’s names and their services done for Him. Let us fear the Lord, think upon Him and serve Him all the days of our life.
V18 “Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please remember me and help me to serve You now and forever.