Freed from captivity and returned to their homeland, God’s people start to feel safe and comfortable in once again, even in their sins. The Lord intervenes, sending His Word to turn the hearts of families–torn asunder by careless whims–back to their share in His heavenly blessing and lives lived according to His holy will.
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A sermon on Malachi 4 / Second Sunday in Advent / 8 December 2019
Malachi 4 (ESV)
4 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. 3 And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts.
4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and rules that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel.
5 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. 6 And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”