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#3 The Book of Malachi (3 of 14)
GLORY TO HIS NAME
1. The songwriter E.A. Hoffman has given us the great
hymn that says:
Down at the cross where my Saviour died,
Down where for cleansing from sin I cried,
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His name.
2. The Psalmist said in Psa.29:2 "Give unto the Lord
the glory due to His name."
3. In our study of Malachi 1:6 we find the second
complaint of God in the Book. It has to do due with
the glory due to His name.
4. The section (1:6-2:9) deals primarily with the
priest's failure to live up to their responsibilities.
The prophet Malachi holds no punches as he condemns
the sinfulness of these Spiritual leaders and calls
for repentance on their part.
5. A spiritual priest was a HIGH office. They were the
spiritual leaders of the people. The people looked to
them more than they did the political leaders.
6. It was also a HOLY office. They stood between God
and man. They were mediators between God and man. They
offered the spiritual sacrifices and carried out the
divine functions of the sacrifices and Temple.
7. Because of their high and holy office, Malachi
condemns them and challenges them. In verse 6, we see
that God was not being given the glory due to His
1. WE SEE A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD!
1. In verse 6, we see a two-fold relationship
described that each believer has with God. It
describes a special relationship that God's children
have with their Lord.
A. We Are Son's Of God.
1. This relationship with God as His sons is expressed
throughout the Bible. We read in Exodus 4:22 "And thou
shalt say unto Pharaoh, 'Thus saith the LORD, Israel
is My son, even My firstborn." We also see the same
thought in Duet. 32:6 "Is not He thy Father that
2. What a special relationship thus described! We are
the son's of God. We read in John 1:12, "But as many
as received Him, ...
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