Updated: Jul 30, 2020
"Where is the God of Justice?", you ask? "Why do the wicked prosper?", you ask? In chapter 4, God answers (through Malachi). Oh, there will be a day! A great and dreadful day!
Think about it….
1. Do you see the Day of the Lord as being more “great” or more “dreadful”? What happens on that “day” and to whom?
a. How many times is “day” mentioned in chapter 4?
b. As a Christian, how does the knowledge of God’s impending judgment upon the wicked impact your life, and affect your view of those that are without Christ?
2. In light of the current prosperity of the wicked, how does this passage contrast the longevity of the righteous with the brevity of the wicked?
3. When there are a lot of unknowns and we don’t understand something, or feel like God is not speaking to us, why is it important to fall back upon what we do know of the Scriptures and the character of God as opposed to what we do not know?
a. Malachi 4:4 says to “remember the law”. Why do you think this is an important thing to “remember”? Read Galatians 3:24
4. In Malachi 4:6, we read about turning the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers. What do you think is meant by this?