Questions for Reflection – The Book of Malachi

Reflecting on my journey through the book of Zechariah, the word reform keeps coming to mind. Back in the time before the first coming of Jesus, a new way was needed for the future and Jesus provided that way. By accepting Him as Savior, the Holy Spirit gives the power to change and refine flaws through a daily process to grow. Being disciplined makes life infinitely easier for progress and joy to occur.

A strategy I have put in place to being disciplined at daily Bible study is this blog. “This Day with God” devotional is here to guide my thoughts and prayers. It is here to open up the Scriptures with ideas that may help apply them; a tool to enhance communication about faith and have an effect on how we learn from each other. It’s about providing the type of freedoms I needed in the busy world in which we live.

Now as I turn my attention to the study of the book of Malachi, I will use the questions below to provide fuel for my thoughts as I study each passage. Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of these questions. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.

My hope is that the readings, questions, and the experiences throughout this week will allow me the opportunity to truly experience a deeper relationship with God.

Malachi 1-2
Passage Lookup
What does Malachi emphasize as proofs of God’s love to Israel? What in my own life are like the blemished sacrifices that are talked about in this reading? Do I simply go through the motions on things?

Malachi 3:1-12
Passage Lookup
What social injustices will the revealed God correct? What is your responsibility toward these injustices now?

Malachi 3:13-4:6
Passage Lookup
What two types of people are presented here? Why should we be encouraged to know God in fear and in fellowship with His followers? Of what value to us is keeping God’s law?
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Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast
Christ Notes

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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