Notes: June 29, 2009

We weary God when we extol the wicked

Malachi 2

  • A priest, in many eyes, is a person who can talk with God and get you out of trouble. As such, we expect our priests to be of impeccable character approaching sainthood. This clearly was not the condition of the priests in Malachi’s day. Instead of turning many away from iniquity, they themselves departed out of the way, caused many to stumble at God’s law and corrupted God’s covenant (v. 1-9).
  • Just in case you think that marriage, albeit crucial to the furtherance of the species, is not so important in the overall plan of God, be sure to see what He has to say about marrying unbelievers and divorcing your first wife (v. 10-17).