Before the Silence, #10
Do we revere his name? Do we treat with respect and honor as with holiness? Read Malachi 4:1-6.
“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty. “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel. “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”
Malachi 4:1-6 NIV
Turn and repent and reverence God. That is the message that Malachi ends with. If there is anything ee need to understand and follow, it is that right there. We must turn, repent, and reverence God on everything we do.
As we start a new year, what are we committing ourselves to? Do we seek and strive to be more like God and all that He is doing? Do we recognize when and where we fall short? God is over all and he is worthy of all holiness. Does the way we treat Him demonstrate that?