As we study our way through Malachi, we encounter some passages that are not directly applicable to New Testament believers. Obviously we are no longer concerned with correct procedure where sacrificial offerings are concerned because Christ “entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of His own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.” (Hebrews 9:12)
There are still, however, many issues presented that do speak directly to us, a few of which we will spend time examining:
- Priestly responsibilities, which are also required of faithful pastors and teachers,
- God’s expectation that correct belief be followed by correct practice, and
- Healthy (as opposed to unhealthy) fear of the LORD.
I hope you will join me November 19 and 26 for a pair of messages I have entitled “YUCK”.
(Read Malachi 2:1-9 if you are curious about the title.)