How to Live in Light of His Coming (14 Of 14) by Ken Trivette

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The Book of Malachi (14 of 14)
Series: How to Live in Light of His Coming
Ken Trivette
Malachi 4:4-6

1. We began the study of Malachi by stating that the great theme of the book was ''Getting Ready For A Coming Lord.'' The burden of Malachi has been a sinful living people and a soon returning Lord. His message has been a call for the people to get ready for the Lord's return.
2. The book closes with a final reminder and a final call to be ready for His return. Malachi was saying, ''In light of His return, here is how you ought to live.''
3. II Peter 3:11 ''Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.''
4. In light of the coming of the Lord, the believer is to: Live in EXPECTATION. Live in SANCTIFICATION. Live in PREPARATION.
5. We often talk about what it will be like when He comes. Malachi talks about what we should be like before He comes. {Cp.Vs.5}
6. I John 2:28 ''And now little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.''
7. If Jesus were to return this very day, would you want to meet Him in the condition you are in at this moment? Would His return be a glad day or a sad day?
8. How should we live in light of His return? Notice 2 things that Malachi suggests by his words.

1. WE SHOULD GUIDE OUR LIFE DAILY BY THE SCRIPTURES!

1. Malachi uses the first of two OT personages to call for a ready life for a returning Lord. He takes us back to Moses and the law and tells us to ''remember'' the Word of God that came by Moses the servant of God.
2. It was a Divine Word (''Which I commanded unto him in Horeb''). It was a Delivered Word (''for all Israel'')
3. The word ''Remember'' means to reflect, to reconsider, to think upon and then act on what is remembered.
4. The law spoke of all the commands, statutes, and ordinances that regulated their national, personal, and social life. It ...


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