God’s final Old Testament message, recorded in the book of Malachi, is addressed to a discouraged and disobedient remnant of the nation of Israel. In this message, the priests, the nation’s leaders, are rebuked for dishonoring God and showing no fear towards his name. The people are rebuked for their illegal divorces, mixed marriages, robbery of God and for their rank skepticism. Malachi warns both the leaders and the people that the Messiah is coming not to bestow blessings upon all Israelites but to visit judgments upon those who are wicked and disobedient and to bestow blessings upon the faithful and obedient. By way of application, the book of Malachi warns us today that the Messiah is coming again and will again visit judgment upon those of His professed people who are wicked and disobedient and bestow blessings upon the faithful and obedient.
The author of this commentary has given us a book of great value, a book which will help God’s children to understand and appreciate the book of Malachi.