Episode 17: Malachi

Context

Read Malachi 1:6-8

  • What would happen if they offered what they were giving to God to the governor?
  • What is a way we may show contempt or deprive God of the honor and respect due him?

Read Malachi 3:8-12

  • What consequences are the people facing for “robbing God”?
  • Have you seen evidence of the principle of God’s blessing in your life? What about God working to frustrate your plans?
  • In what ways may we be robbing God?

Key Verse

Read Malachi 3:2-4

  • Who do you think the refiner is?
  • How will he make the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem acceptable again?
  • How would you describe the process of being refined?
  • What are the benefits of being refined?

Key Truth

Read Hebrews 7:27

  • Why is Jesus’ sacrifice different from the sacrifices in Malachi?
  • With the sacrifice of Jesus, is there still a need for our refinement? Why?
  • Can you point to a specific time in your life where you were being refined? Elaborate if you would like.
  • How can we pray for you?

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