Contemplative Bible Reading

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Rejecting

September 6th, 2014 · No Comments

Malachi 1:2-3 (The Living Bible) “I have loved you very deeply,” says the LORD. But you retort, “Really? When was this?” And the LORD replies, “I showed my love for you by loving your father, Jacob. I didn’t need to. I even rejected his very own brother, Esau, and destroyed Esau’s mountains and inheritance, to give […]

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Tags: Malachi · Old Testament

Cheat Employees?

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Malachi 3:5 (New Living Translation) “At that time I will put you on trial. I am eager to witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people […]

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Tags: Malachi · New Testament

Children of the Same Father

September 15th, 2012 · No Comments

Malachi 2:10 (New Living Translation) Are we not all children of the same Father? Are we not all created by the same God? Then why do we betray each other, violating the covenant of our ancestors? The prophet Malachi brings to mind something that was oft forgotten by God’s people in the Old Testament era. […]

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Tags: Malachi · Old Testament

Robbing God

October 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Malachi 3:8-12 (New International Version) 8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in […]

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Tags: Malachi · Old Testament

Turn Your Hearts

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Malachi 4:6 (New International Version) He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” As a father, this verse stings me. God will turn my heart to my children. Have I turned […]

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Tags: Malachi · Old Testament