Introduction to Malachi: I Have Loved You (Malachi 1:1-14)

INTRODUCTION TO MALACHI:

I HAVE LOVED YOU

Malachi 1:1-14

Malachi was the last of the Old Testament prophets and prophesied about 435 B.C. His prophesy was an appeal to the priesthood and all

Judah to honor and fear God by keeping the law and remaining faithful.

I. JACOB I HAVE LOVED (vs. 1-5)

     a. How is the message Malachi is send to deliver described? _____________________________________________________________

     b. There appears to be a dialogue taking place in verses 2-4. Who is participating? ___________________________________________

     c. What is Judah’s response to the Lord’s declaration, “I have loved you?” _________________________________________________

     d. What is the point of God’s showing the contrast between Jacob and Esau? ______________________________________________

     e. Like the judgment spoken against the nation Israel how is the judgment against Edom similar? _______________________________

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II. HONOR OR DISHONOR (vs. 6-14)

     a. Why does God remind Judah that He is their Father? ________________________________________________________________

     b. What indictment does He level against the priests? _________________________________________________________________

     c. What proof does he offer that His accusations are right? _____________________________________________________________

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     d. What test does the Lord state proves they know their error and don’t care? ______________________________________________

     e. What kinds of sacrifices were the priests offering? ___________________________________________________________________

     Why did it matter?_________________________________________

III. APPLICATION: Can we dishonor God with what we offer Him and how we choose to offer it? _________________________________

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