"He is a righteous God."
He is saddened by Israel’s neglect of the God of hosts. His people, whom He loved and chose, neglected Him and brought Him sacrifices that were lame, sick, and stolen. God is then sad, angry, and disheartened at the sight of this disobedient crowd.
“If then I am the Father,
Where is My honor?
And if I am a Master,
Where is My reverence?”(Malachi 1:6)
Further on, towards the end of Malachi, God calls out the righteous things He will do at the end of days. There will be healing and yet, there will be judgement. Because He is a righteous God.
“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”(Malachi 4:1)
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