“And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.” (Malachi 3:15-16 KJV)
In the Book of Malachi, the people of God had strayed so far away from Him that everything became routine and monotonous. The people went to church but weren’t taking anything in. The preachers were taking money from the tithes. Sacrifices were done in vain, as if it was something to complete on the to-do list, but not out of worship, love or dedication to God. There was a point where everyone was tired and began to think it was all in vain, “What’s the point of doing all this? What are we getting out of this?” Though despite all of that, hope was still on the way.
The Lord promises salvation for all and has given us the Holy Bible to help us distinguish between right and wrong, and how to live. We all get tired, just like they did back then, but we can’t let it cause us to forget why we serve Him. We certainly must not neglect to remember who the Lord is in the midst of it all.
• April 7 •