Know who you are through your service
Malachi 3:13-18
The true service is pleasing to God
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Published September 23rd, 2020; Updated October 12th, 2020
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Knowing the distinction between the righteous and the unrighteous in the sight of God.
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Malachi 3:13-18
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g “Your words have been hard against me,
(Even though) your words have been harsh towards me,
says the Lord .
says the Lord.
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h But you say,
and yet you say to me,
‘How have we spoken against you?’
‘How have we spoken harshly against you.’
You have said,
(You have spoken to me harshly when) you have said,
i ‘It is vain to serve God.
‘It is vain to serve God.
j What is the profit of our keeping his charge
(For) what is the profit of keeping his charge
or of walking
or the profit of walking
as in mourning before the Lord of hosts?
like mouners before the Lord of host?
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And now we call k the arrogant blessed.
So now we call the arrogant blessed.
k Evildoers not only prosper
Since evildoers not only prosper
but l they put God to the test
but they put God to test
and they escape.’”
and they escape
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Then those who feared the Lord m spoke with one another.
On the other hand those who feared the Lord spoke with one another.
The Lord paid attention
Then the Lord paid attention
and heard them,
and heard them,
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and n a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord
and a book of remembrance was written before him concerning those who feared the Lord
and esteemed his name.
and those who honor his name.
“They shall be mine,
Then they (who feared & honor God) shall be mine,
says the Lord of hosts,
says the Lord of hosts,
o in the day when I make up p my treasured possession,
on the day when I prepared my treasured possession,
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and I will spare them
and I will spare them
as a man spares his son who serves him.
just like a man spares his son who serves him.
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Then once more you shall q see the distinction between the righteous
So then you shall again distinguish between the righteous
and the wicked,
and the wicked,
between one who serves God
in other words between one who serves God
and one who does not serve him.
and one who does not serve him.
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Know who you are through your service… Where do you stand in the sight of God? Be careful less you think you are in the good sight of God but on reality you’re not. Malachi 3:13:17 gives us two kinds of person where we can distinguish who is pleasing and who isn’t in the sight of God. *The unrighteous person: The unrighteous person is so full of himself who have the nerve not only to speak harshly to God but also talk back and make excuses just because they don’t want to serve the Lord (as if God doesn’t know our heart though). *The Rightheous person: The righteous person on the other hand have fear in Lord and they honor God in their service. That is why their service in God is not kind a heavy to them that will make them question God’s will like the unrighteous one.
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