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Lessons Malachi

Times have changed. Christianity no longer enjoys a privileged position in society, in fact, we are often marginalized and belittled. Curiously, the most vociferous opponents are often those with a Christian background of some kind. This is most likely because Christianity teaches that people are bad and not good like we all want to think. Nobody wants to be told that they are wrong and will face the consequences, but that will not change their outcome. Living in this type of environment is a challenge for Christians, since we also have been impacted by these changes in society. We have developed attitudes that need correction because of living in this godless culture.

Malachi was written, thousands of years ago, to Judah during a time in which they were trying to reestablish themselves in a godless world. The attitudes they had then are very similar to our own now and hopefully will illuminate our own shortcomings. Let's look at their complaints and the parallels today.