Malachi exposes Israel's corruption, but it also offers hope. Even after exile, God promises to purify a faithful remnant and establish a new Jerusalem.
The book of Malachi is a stark indictment of Israel's rebellion, but it offers a surprising message of hope too. Even after years of rebellion and exile, God has not abandoned Israel. God promises to defeat evil and purify a faithful remnant, establishing a new Jerusalem and bringing peace, healing, and justice forever. It's that promise that prompts God's people to denounce sin, remain faithful to his covenant, and hope for the future.