Malachi

The Rising Sun

Jan 01

The Rising Sun    “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”— Malachi iv. 2.   THE Jews expected that the coming of the Messiah would exalt every one of the Israelitish race. Their expectations were …

Malachi:4:2

The Burden of the Word of the Lord

Jan 01

The Burden of the Word of the Lord   “The burden of the word of the Lord.”— Malachi i. 1.   THE prophets of old were no triflers. They did not run about as idle tellers of tales, but they carried a burden. Those who at this time speak in the name of the Lord, if they are indeed …

Malachi:1:1

Robbers of God

Jul 27

Robbers of God   “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me.”—Malachi iii. 8.   THESE prophets would have made poor royal chaplains, if those who dwell in kings’ houses have to use smooth speech. Malachi here charges the people with robbery, and with the very worst form of it, namely, sacrilege. He speaks for the Lord, …

Malachi:3:8

God’s Love Shamefully Questioned

Apr 13

God’s Love Shamefully Questioned   “I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us?” — Malachi i. 2.   MAN, by nature, is a lump of ingratitude. He is often ungrateful even to his earthly friend; and he is invariably ungrateful to his best Friend above, until the grace of God has changed …

Malachi:1:2

Great Difference

May 19

Great Difference   “Where is the God of judgment?” — Malachi ii. 17. “Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.” – Malachi iii. 18.   You were not here, I am thankful to say, last Sabbath evening, for it was your duty and privilege …

Malachi:3:18

Love’s Lamentation

Apr 28

Love's Lamentation   “I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us?” — Malachi i. 2.   THE children of Israel had passed through great trouble, but all of it was brought upon them by their own sin. Yet, in their time of trouble, God had remembered them in the greatness of his …

Malachi:1:2

The Messenger of the Covenant

Sep 07

THE MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT   “The messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in.”— Malachi 3:1        THE Lord’s people delight in the covenant itself. It is an unfailing source of consolation to them so often as the Holy Spirit leads them to its green pastures, and makes them to lie down beside its still waters. …

Malachi:3:1

Fast-Day Service

Oct 07

Fast-Day Service        O God, the God of heaven and of earth, we do this day pay Thee reverence, and meekly bow our heads in adoration before Thine awful throne. We are the creatures of Thine hand; Thou hast made us, and not we ourselves. It is but just and right that we should pay …

Malachi:6:9

The Immutability of God

Jan 07

The Immutability of God   "I am the Lord, I change not; therefore, ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." —Malachi 3:6        It has been said by some one that "the proper study of mankind is man." I will not oppose the idea, but I believe it is equally true that the proper study of God's elect …

Malachi:3:6