The Message of Malachi

Item Number: 083-082-4373
Manufacturer SKU: 978-0-8308-2437-3

The book of Malachi fittingly sits in Christian Bibles as the last book of the Old Testament, which it assumes, summarizes and applies. Yet it also looks forward to the New Testament with its promises of the coming reign of God.

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A striking feature of the book is the way in which every word of God is contradicted or questioned by his people. God's persistence in speaking to them is a clear picture of sin and grace in close proximity. Furthermore, God's people neither served him wholeheartedly nor turned entirely away in blatant disobedience. This was not neutral territory but a dangerous whirlpool of self-deception.

Peter Adam's thorough exposition shows how Malachi is God's effective remedy for such a situation. The greatest sin of God's people is the sin against God—the source of all sin against ourselves and others. At the heart of God's people, the church, must lie a deep, overwhelming conviction that God loves them—just as he reminds Israel in his first words to them in this book.

CONTENTS

General preface
Author's preface
Select bibliography

Introduction

1. The word of the Lord (1:1)
2. I have loved you (1:2-5)
3. Don't despise me (1:6-14)
4. Honour my name (2:1-9)
5. Do not be faithless (2:10-16)
6. Don't weary me (2:17-3:5)
7. Return to me, don't rob me (3:6-12)
8. Final words (3:13-4:6)

Located in Westmont, Illinois, InterVarsity Press has been publishing excellent Christian books for more than 50 years. Our current publishing program is focused on three imprints: 1) IVP Books offers general-interest books in categories like Christian living, discipleship, evangelism, missions, apologetics and cultural critique. 2) IVP Academic offers books designed for research and classroom use in areas such as biblical studies, theology, philosophy, science and psychology. 3) IVP Connect offers study guides, multimedia curriculum and foundational resources for churches and small groups.

  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Author: Peter Adam
  • Pages: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: April 2013

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