Malachi: Last Call before Silence, single message
This message is part 12 of the series God's Masterwork, Volume Four: An Invitation to Return—A Survey of Hosea-Malachi.
God’s people didn’t know it, but they stood on the brink of silence, God’s silence, for the four hundred year period between the Old Testament and the New. And Malachi was the last call of the Old Testament. Prophesying after the days of Nehemiah, Malachi witnessed the settled, stagnant, corrupt indifference of God’s people, which the prophet deplored. The people’s intermarrying with foreigners (non-Jews), neglecting to pay tithes, and offering blemished sacrifices at the altar caused Malachi to confront them and warn them of the consequences of such atrocities. Silence came soon after, but as long as Malachi was on the scene, the nation heard plenty!