Malachi 3

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Malachi 3 has the prophet responding to the whining of God’s people.  Israel complained that God seemed to reward the wicked and did not exercise His justice in the world. God responds to their complaint by saying, I will set things right with My Messiah, and before Him will come My messenger”. “Who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap”.  Both the launderer and the refiner work to clean, not to destroy.  God is in the restoration business.  But He has to clean up sin for us to come back to Him.

God reminds us that He never changes and His love and desire for us is always the same.  “I the Lord do not change”.  God is always there, always waiting, always willing to restore and redeem…

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