David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 11 June 2022 For Saturday | Turning Point Message By Dr. David Jeremiah
TOPIC: Bookends: Malachi
SCRIPTURE: The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. “I have loved you,” says the Lord. – Malachi 1:1-2
RECOMMENDED READING: Malachi 4:5
David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 11 June 2022 MESSAGE
The Bible is a Book of books, or a library of books. It was written over many centuries by a multitude of authors yet tells a unified story from beginning to end. There are “bookends” at the beginning and end of each testament in the Bible. Genesis begins the Old Testament, and Malachi concludes it.
The opening words of Malachi remind Israel that God’s love for them remained true. “In the beginning God” began the story majestically in Genesis, but it ended in confusion in Malachi. As God began a final message to Israel through the prophet Malachi, He spoke with words of hope: “I have loved you.” And He spoke of the coming of one in the spirit of Elijah who would ignite a spark of repentance in the nation (Malachi 4:5). But it would be after four hundred years of silence from God that new hope would be realized by the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
God’s message to Israel is a message to us: “I have loved you.” In spite of our failures and faults, God will continue His story of salvation in us (Philippians 1:6).
History…is a story written by the finger of God.
C. S. Lewis
READ-THRU-THE-BIBLE: Psalms 34 – 42
David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 11 June 2022 for Saturday Message. Turning Point God was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.