Malachi 4:5-6

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

“See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 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.”

– Malachi 4:5-6


The closing words of Malachi called on the people to remember the law of Moses, promised that a herald would come before the day of the Lord, and ends with a solemn suggestion of judgment. So the word ends. Malachi’s voice ceases. He had described the people’s condition and told them of God’s infinite love; and he makes his final announcement, that God is not abandoning them or the world.

The Big Question

Today, ends a three year journey through the Old Testament. The Old Testament is about expectation. In one sense it is the most disappointing book in the world if it stands by itself. But it points to the heavens, and it speaks of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus comes to usher in a new day and to end the night of man’s sin. The Day of the Lord is coming, and His kingdom will be established upon the earth. As you look back on this journey through the Old Testament, what have been some of your major takeaways from this journey?

End your time in prayer and silence reflecting on what God revealed to you today.