Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From The Book Of Malachi (Part 1 of 2) 

 

Great is the LORD -even beyond the borders of Israel! *** A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me? *** When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the LORD Almighty. *** My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations *** Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the LORD Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations. *** If you do not listen, and if you do not set your heart to honor my name,” says the LORD Almighty, “I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. *** The lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, and from his mouth men should seek instruction—because he is the messenger of the LORD Almighty. *** Have we not all one Father? Did not one God create us? *** She is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. *** Guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. *** I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel *** I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,” says the LORD Almighty. *** Guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.

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