Agonizomai: Malachi - An Introduction

Monday, July 13, 2009

Malachi - An Introduction
In two days we will begin a new study from the book of Malachi, God's messenger. This will take us to the middle of September.

Malachi prophesied in the period around 460-430 BC. About 50,000 Jews had returned to Judah from Babylon more than 70 years before. The first flush of excitement had long since begun to fade and, over the years, people had come to be disheartened until, finally, they slipped into unwatchfulness concerning the promises of the coming Messiah that had been given by Haggai and Zechariah just a few years earlier.

Sometimes God seems to be silent. Sometimes He seems to be tardy concerning His promises. Sometimes the heavens seem like brass. These are the very times when watchfulness and faithfulness – when reliance upon the God of the promises – are most needed, and where God is most glorified. These are the times when men ought to walk by faith, and when those who are truly His are most kept by the power of God through that faith which He gives.

The Malachi study begins in earnest Wednesday July 15th so clear the decks and dust off your asbestos suits!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippee! I'm psyched and raring to go! :-)

1:52 am  

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