December 21: Malachi 3

Welcome to The Intentional Podcast. Setting aside time for prayer and Scripture meditation can change the posture of your day. Thank you for spending a few minutes with us as we turn our attention to what Jesus has for the day ahead.

OPENING PRAYER:  

Before you read the Scripture for today, limit the distractions around you and spend time in prayer. Spend time thanking God for the opportunity we have to spend with Him through the reading of His Word.

SCRIPTURE:

Malachi 3

HISTORICAL CONTEXT:

The concept of “messengers” was very common during this ancient time period. Kings and gods would send messengers often to communicate things to the people and carry out missions. Messengers filled diplomatic, business, and administrative functions and carried the authority of the one who sent them. 

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

  • What phrases stood out to you?
  • What might God be saying to you through this passage, and how can you respond today?
  • What does this passage tell us about God? How does it look forward to Jesus’ coming?
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