TUES: “The Fear of the Lord Brings Good Things in Our Lives”

TEXT:  MALACHI 1:1 – 4:6

  1. The Fear of the Lord is connected to the blessings of God     Malachi 1:6-14
    1. The Nation of Israel failed to respect & honor God
    2. The God of Heaven rejected their worship of Him as God
    3. The Gentiles would understand the blessings of fearing the Lord
  2. When we do not fear God, then we should be fearful of God     Malachi 2:1-9
    1. The Priests of Israel were warned about their duty
    2. The Levites were given a solemn role in Israel
    3. The priestly tribe of the Levites led God’s people to sin
  3. The fear of the Lord can help us to get right with God     Malachi 3:1-6
    1. It helps us prepare to meet the Lord
    2. It helps us to be purified before the Lord
    3. It helps us to escape the judgment of the Lord
  4. Fearing the Lord can bring revival & deliverance from judgment     Malachi 4:1-6
    1. God’s judgment will come against all wickedness
    2. The Fear of the Lord helps us to enjoy God’s healing
    3. The Fear of the Lord turns us from rebellion to obedience

Conclusion:     I Corinthians 11:31-32;  I Peter 4:17