The Great And Dreadful Day Of The Lord (Malachi 4: 1-6)

THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD

Malachi 4:1-6

I. THE DAY IS COMING (vs. 1)

     a. Is Malachi speaking of a current event or a future event? _______________________________________________________________

     b. Why do you suppose he uses the imagery of an oven to describe that day? ________________________________________________

     c. What will become of the wicked in that day? _________________________________________________________________________

     d. Will the wicked have posterity to rise up after them? __________________________________________________________________

II. THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (vs. 2-3)

     a. Verse 2 offers a different perspective on the same event. What makes the difference that verse 2 is positive when verse 1 was

     foreboding? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

     b. How will those who fear the name of the Lord fare? ____________________________________________________________________

     c. What will become of the wicked? ___________________________________________________________________________________

     d. When will these things come to pass? _______________________________________________________________________________

III. I WILL SEND YOU ELIJAH…BEFORE (vs. 4-6)

     a. Why does the intended audience make verse 4 a meaningful reminder? ____________________________________________________

     _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     b. What did Jesus say about who Elijah was in His day? (Matt. 11:13-14) _____________________________________________________

     c. In coordination with the context of the rest of this passage, “Elijah’s” appearing will precede the Messiah. When…is it past or future? 

     _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     d. Verse 6 ends with a warning of a curse. Is it the same as Zech. 5:3 _______________________________________________________

IV. APPLICATION: Why is the weight of this prophecy on the Jew and not the Christian? __________________________________________

How does knowing the Scriptures help understand context? ___________________________________________________________________

 
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