Malachi 4:1-6: The Great and Awesome Day of the LORD


The end of all things
Living in light of the end
The prelude to the end


If you were writing the Bible, how would you end the OT? What would you want to say right here? The OT ends the same way the NT does looking ahead to the great and awesome day of the Lord. Last week we looked at the faithless accusations of those who expected blessings upon their heartless religion, and who accused God of injustice because the evil prospered while the heartless religious languished. Chapter 3 ended with a promise, v18, ‘Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.’ The closing chapter of the OT goes on to describe in detail the lot of those who are godly and the lot of those who are not. So as we look at these verses we will look at them under three headings: The end of all things; Living in light of the end; The prelude to the end.