Can you believe that we are at the last of the Minor Prophets? We come to the book of Malachi. This is the book that was the last word on the Old Testament and the final say for over 400 years.
Malachi which means ‘my messenger’ is a book that speaks right to the nation’s heart. Its main theme is to call the nation back to true worship. The people of Israel had a ritualistic form of worship but it was void of all meaning. Malachi’s prophecy comes to the people as a wake-up call to take seriously the covenant they have with God. In other words, they had settled into complacency.
Of course this is always an issue for us. We too like comfort and dislike being uncomfortable. Complacency is a real threat to our growth in faith. Jesus words were follow him and if you look at the disciples this was always disquieting.
The same, my friends, is true for us.