The prophet Malachi ministered in the fifth century b.c. after the ______ had been rebuilt.
The people had _________ God and had failed to do what He required of them.
The people needed to turn their hearts back to God and to change their _______.
The priests were the spiritual leaders and the people followed their _______.
"'The lips of a priest ought to preserve _________, and from his mouth men should seek instruction—because he is the _________ of the Lord Almighty'"(2:7).
But the priests had turned away from the Lord and by their teaching had caused many to _______.
The people were marrying foreigners who worshiped _____.
Malachi tells the people, "You have wearied the Lord with your _____. . . . By saying, 'All who do evil are good in the eyes of the Lord, and he is _______ with them'"(2:17).
God will testify against "'adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who _______ the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of _______"(3:5).
The Lord tells the people that they have ______ Him by withholding their tithes and offerings.
If they will bring Him the _____ tithe, He will "open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing"that they will not have ____ enough for it (3:10).
God knows the people who fear and _____ Him, as well as those who rob Him.
When the day of the Lord comes, we will see the distinction between the _________ and the wicked, between those who _____ God and those who do not (3:16-18).
In chapter 4 the Lord says, "'Remember the ___ of my servant Moses'"(4:4).
The ___ ____________ that God gave to Moses by His own hand are still in effect today.
Memory Verse: "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, 'Amen!' Praise the Lord"(Psalm 106:48).
Go to the Word
Match each Scripture reference below with the correct verse, and then fill in the missing words.
Malachi 1:10 Malachi 4:4 Malachi 1:2 Malachi 4:2
Malachi 3:16 Malachi 2:7 Malachi 4:1 Malachi 3:8
"'For the ____ of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, and from his Malachi ______
mouth men should seek instruction—because he is the messenger of
the Lord Almighty.'"
"'Will a man ___ God? Yet you ___ me. But you ask, "How do we rob Malachi ______
you?"In tithes and offerings.'"
"'Surely the ___ is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant Malachi ______
and every evildoer will be stubble.'"
"'Remember the ___ of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave Malachi ______
him at Horeb for all Israel.'"
"'Oh, that one of you would shut the ______ doors, so that you would Malachi ______
not light useless fires on my altar!'"
"'I have loved you,' says the Lord. 'But you ask, "How have you loved Malachi ______
us?"Was not ____ Jacob's brother?' the Lord says."
"Then those who feared the Lord ______ with each other, and the Lord Malachi ______
listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was _______ in his presence
concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name."
"'But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with Malachi ______
_______ in his wings. And you will go out and leap like calves ________
from the stall.'"
By: Warren Simmons