The Wicked and the Righteous - Malachi 3:13-18
Malachi 3:13-18
Wicked will be condemned while the righteous will receive mercy.
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Published September 13th, 2020
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The wicked dishonor God with their lips and will be condemned but the righteous honor the Lord and will receive mercy.
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Malachi 3:13-18
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g “Your words have been hard against me, says the Lord .
(Israel) ALTHOUGH it is true that Your words have been hard against me", says the Lord.
h But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’
STILL you are denying it and saying how you have spoken against me.
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You have said, i ‘It is vain to serve God.
You have spoken against me by saying that it is vain to serve God.
j What is the profit of our keeping his charge
THAT NEITHER we gain any profit in keeping his charge
or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts?
NOR in walking in repentance before the Lord of Hosts
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And now we call k the arrogant blessed.
MORE THAN THAT we call the arrogant blessed.
k Evildoers not only prosper
AND not only evildoers prosper
but l they put God to the test
BUT ALSO they put God to the test
and they escape.’”
THEN, they get away with it.
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Then those who feared the Lord m spoke with one another.
ON THE OTHER HAND , those who feared the Lord talked with each other.
The Lord paid attention and heard them,
AND the Lord listened and heard them,
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and n a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord
SO, a book of remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the Lord
and esteemed his name.
AND honored His Name.
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“They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts,
AND THEN the Lord of Hosts said " (those who feared and honored His Name) "this people belong to me,
o in the day when I make up p my treasured possession,
and WHEN that day comes they will be my treasured possession.
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and I will spare them
THEN , I will spare them
as a man spares his son who serves him.
IN THE SAME WAY a man spares his son who serves him.
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Then once more you shall q see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked,
THEN you will see again the difference between the righteous and the wicked,
between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.
MEANING between those who serve God and those who do not.
Like the Israelite, we all rebelled against God. As naturally stubborn people, we do not seek for God. We use to fret over evil doers and blame God for everything. That is the natural state of a man who do not belong to His Kingdom. On the other hand, those God chose to revealed Himself, are considered to be His own. Their names will be written in the book of life. They fear God and honor the Lord of Hosts and God will show His mercy on them.
This is a shadow of the end time, where the children of darkness and the children of light will be separated and would be placed to their final destination. One for eternal life and the other to eternal condemnation.
God is attentive to the cry of His people. He is attentive to their prayers. Also His people will persevere till the end, they will always hear and follow the voice of their Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
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Like the Israelite, we all rebelled against God. As naturally stubborn people, we do not seek for God. We use to fret over evil doers and blame God for everything. That is the natural state of a man who do not belong to His Kingdom. On the other hand, those God chose to revealed Himself, are considered to be His own. Their names will be written in the book of life. They fear God and honor the Lord of Hosts and God will show them mercy God is attentive to the cry of His people. He is attentive to their prayers. Also His people will persevere till the end, they will always hear and follow the voice of their Shepherd, Jesus Christ. This is a shadow of the end time, where the children of darkness and the children of light will be separated and would be placed to their final destination. One for eternal life and the other to eternal condemnation.
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