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Malachi 1:1-5

HOW MUCH DOES THE LORD LOVE HIS PEOPLE?

Malachi 1:1-5

 

INTRODUCTION

In the hustle and bustle of life it is easy for us to get tired. Our day runs out before our workload is completed. There seems to never be enough days in a week either. We all know what it is to get bone weary.

The same can happen in our Christian life. We forget to pray. We forget to carry the burdens of others. We are so busy we forget God. It is an easy thing for our love for God to cool off.

Israel was no different. They were busy with the good things of life, too. Building houses, occupations, new friendships. After all, they had just come out of the Babylonian Captivity. They knew God delivered them. They just did not have time to think about it. Too much was pressing in on their lives.

What Israel had experienced at the hand of God:

     1. The Babylonian Captivity

     2. The Return

     3. Under Zerubbabel

     4. Under Ezra

     5. Under Nehemiah

     6. The prophets

     7. Haggai and Zechariah encouraged the people to rebuild the Temple

     8. Malachi encouraged the people to reject formality or ritualism of the heart

     9. Religious complacency, and maybe burnout, had set in

THEME: GOD SHOWS HIS LOVE TO US WHEN:

I. HIS LOVE IS A BURDEN TO US Malachi 1:1

     A. Usually “Burden” Introduces A Divine Statement Of A Threatening Nature, Although Promises Can Be Included In The Message

          1. God entered a marriage relationship with Israel Ezekiel 16:1-15

               a. As a deep love of a husband for a wife

               b. As a deep love of a father for a son

NOTE:  It had been proven time and time again

          2. God freed Israel from Egypt

          3. God fed them in the Wilderness

          4. God put up with their murmurings

          5. God protected them

          6. God had long-suffering patience with rebellions

NOTE:  All of this while he was still grieved with them! THAT’S LOVE!!!!

     B. The Discipline Of The Lord

          1. for the Lord disciplines the one He loves and punishes every son He receives Hebrews 12:6 HCSB

          2. Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. Proverbs 13:24 NLT

          3. My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you.

For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

Proverbs 3:11-12 NLT

NOTE: Every word, deed and movement of God toward us is of infinite love

NOTE: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.       Romans 8:28 KJV

T.S. GOD SHOWS HIS LOVE TO US WHEN:

     I. HIS LOVE IS A BURDEN TO US

II. HIS LOVE IS CONTINUED IN US Malachi 1:2a

     A. “I Have Loved You” Is The Key Phrase To This Whole Prophecy

          1. But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. Isaiah 43:1 NKJV

          2. Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you … Isaiah 43:4 NKJV

     B. Hebrew: “I have loved you, I do love you, I will love you”

NOTE:  “Love is not love

That alters when is alteration finds”

Shakespeare

     C. God’s Love For Israel Is On The Last Page Of The Old Testament

          1. The LORD delighted only in your fathers, to love them; and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 10:15 NKJV

          2. Malachi is the last authentic prophet for 400 years until John the Baptist

NOTE: Both preach the same message: Repent!

NOTE: You only have I known of all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

Amos 3:2-3 KJV

NOTE: God did walk with individuals

          a. Adam and Eve in the cool of the garden

          b. Enoch walked with God.

T.S. GOD SHOWS HIS LOVE TO US WHEN:

     I. HIS LOVE IS A BURDEN TO US

     II. HIS LOVE IS CONTINUED IN US

III. HIS LOVE IS SELECTIVE TOWARD US Malachi 1:2b-4

NOTE: It seems strange to find God having to prove His love to Israel

     A. God Showed His Love In His Attitude Toward Jacob And Esau

          1. The term “hate”

               a. One person can be so loved that it seems they have hatred toward another

NOTE: If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.  Luke 14:26 NKJV

NOTE: He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. Matthew 10:37 NKJV

               b. Rachel loved, Leah hated

NOTE: When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.     Genesis 29:31 NKJV

NOTE: Jacob still loved Leah; she had children by him but Rachel was his number one love

          2. God gave both nations (Israel & Edom) over to Babylon

     B. God’s Love To Jacob (Israel)

          1. Because of sin God tore Israel down, but He promised to rebuild her cities

               a. The gardener prunes the grape that he values

               b. The gardener never prunes the weed

          2. Israel was restored to her land

NOTE: An interesting study in history: How many displaced people in history never returned to their homeland?

     C. God’s Hatred For Edom And Edom’s Sin

          1. Edom’s boast of returning and building had an impressive effect on Israel

          2. God said they would rebuild up and He would throw down vs. 4

NOTE: The world’s defiance of God’s decree

          a. It breaks down – God builds up

          b. It builds up – God breaks down

          3. The border of wickedness vs. 4

               a. One of the most dangerous spots in the Mideast in that time period

               b. It could only be visited with a strong-armed escort

          4. The sins of Edom against Israel

               a. Edom mocked Israel’s defeat by the Babylonians

               b. Edom looted Israel

NOTE: For violence against your brother Jacob, Shame shall cover you, And you shall be cut off forever.         Obadiah 10 NKJV

               c. Edom helped Babylon catch fleeing Jews

               d. Edom turned over Jewish captives to Babylon

     D. The History Of Edom vs. 3-4

          1. Edom was driven from her lands and lived as far north as Hebron

          2. The western slopes of her land became barren – the eastern slopes were green

NOTE: This moved Edom farther away from Israel, but not far enough

          3. Edom became Idumaea in the New Testament

          4. Herod the Great, of Edom or Idumaea, received the title, “King of the Jews”

NOTE: Secular history calls Herod “great,” but not David or Solomon

NOTE: The massacre at Bethlehem: Edom vs. Israel

          5. With the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, the last Edomites were destroyed; never again to became a body of people

T.S. GOD SHOWS HIS LOVE TO US WHEN:

     I. HIS LOVE IS A BURDEN TO US

     II. HIS LOVE IS CONTINUED IN US

     III. HIS LOVE IS SELECTIVE TOWARD US

IV. HIS LOVE IS PROVEN Malachi 1:5

     A. The Power Of People Can Never Reverse The Sentence Of God

          1. God’s contrast between Edom and Israel

               a. The mountains of Edom

NOTE: But Esau I have hated, and laid waste his mountains and his heritage for the jackals of the wilderness.  Malachi 1:3 NKJV

               b. The border of Israel

NOTE: Your eyes shall see, and you shall say, ‘The Lord is magnified beyond the border of Israel.’ Malachi 1:5 NKJV

          2. “Israel,” all twelve tribes, will be restored

     B. Malachi Emphasizes “Your Eyes” And “You Shall Say”

          1. Israel would survive to see the love of God

NOTE: God answers Israel’s “in what way” in verse two

          2. Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22 NKJV

CONCLUSION

GOD SHOWS HIS LOVE TO US WHEN:

I. HIS LOVE IS A BURDEN TO US

II. HIS LOVE IS CONTINUED IN US

III. HIS LOVE IS SELECTIVE TOWARD US

IV. HIS LOVE IS PROVEN

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The Epistle Of Philemon

THE EPISTLE OF PHILEMON

INTRODUCTION

Here is an interesting study of the Apostle Paul as he teaches that regardless of the social status of any Christian, each Christian is a brother or sister to every other Christian. This was contrary to the social structure of that day.

Jews had as rigid a social structure as the Romans. First there was the religious Jews, Pharisee vs. Sadducee. Then there were the political Jews as the Herodians. There were the unclean Jews, the outcast Jews, the publicans or turncoat Jews.

Then there was Jew versus Roman. There were the educated Greeks who considered themselves above everyone. And the list goes on.

Here Paul reminds one of the men converted under his ministry of his responsibility toward other Christians. Regardless of social level, a Christian is to be treated as a brother in Christ. And he teaches how to forgive when one Christian wrongs another before they both were saved.

Every saved individual, whether Jew or Gentile or Texan is a brother or sister in Christ. And there is more here. The forgiveness of each other concerning sinning against someone before they were saved.

I. PHILEMON’S TESTIMONY Philemon 1-7

     A. He Had Certain Characteristics In Christ Philemon 1

          1. He was a beloved friend

          2. He was a fellow laborer in the ministry

     B. He Was A Working Christian Philemon 2-3

          1. He was a fellow soldier in the spiritual work vs. 2

          2. He was a church planter vs. 2

     C. He Was Being Prayed For By Others Philemon 4

          1. Paul prayed for him

          2. Paul prayed for him all the time

     D. His Testimony In Relation To Others Philemon 5

          1. First, his relationship to Jesus

          2. Then his relationship to others

     E. He Was A Man Who Had Shared His Faith Philemon 6-7

          1. His faith sharing was in direct relationship to his relationship to the Lord Jesus vs. 6

          2. He supported the saints and their needs vs. 7

NOTE: But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,

to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,

to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

II Peter 1:5-9 NKJV

II. THE CONVERSION OF ONESIMUS Philemon 8-18

     A. Paul Intercedes For Onesimus Philemon 8-10

          1. Paul appeals, not orders, him to receive Onesimus vs. 8-9

          2. Paul appeals because of how Onesimus is a spiritual son to him vs. 10

     B. The Purpose Of Paul’s Intercession Philemon 11

          1. Paul acknowledges Onesimus was one an unprofitable servant

          2. Paul acknowledges Onesimus was not profitable:

               a. To Paul

               b. To Philemon

     C. The Wandering Onesimus Returns Home             Philemon 12-15

          1. Paul asks Philemon to receive him as the heart of Paul vs. 12

          2. Paul wanted to keep him to give spiritual credit to Philemon vs. 13

          3. But Paul said he would not without Philemon’s consent vs. 14

          4. Now Philemon can receive him vs. 15

     D. He Was To Be Treated As A Brother Philemon 16

          1. More than a slave; as a brother

          2. A beloved brother in Christ

     E. He Was To Be Received As Paul Would Have Been Received             Philemon 17

     F. Paul’s Confidence In His Convert   Philemon 18

III. PAUL REMINDS PHILEMON OF CERTAIN THINGS  Philemon 19-25

     A. Paul Reminds Philemon Of His Debt To Paul Philemon 19

     B. Paul’s Confidence In Philemon Philemon 20-21

     C. Paul’s Request Of Philemon Philemon 22

     D. Paul’s Associates In The Ministry Philemon 23-24

     E. Paul’s Prayer On Philemon’s Behalf Philemon 25

CONCLUSION

And now for the rest of the story. Church history records that now only was Onesimus received but he became the pastor of the house church in the house of Philemon.

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