“You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts?” – Malachi 3:14.

So much changes with time. When I was a kid, the crazy dream was that someday we’d be able to see each other when we spoke on the phone.

Those days are here.

But much also stays the same. When I read this passage, I realized that our frustrations are similar.

In the times of Malachi, they didn’t have social media, but the people raged against the government, the culture, and their spiritual leaders.

If they had Facebook and Twitter, I’d wager my feed would be full of angry complaints.

But all complaining is ultimately against God. Even more so when we scream at the ether of the internet for all to see.

Because the only one guaranteed to see those complaints is the Lord.

So when I do this, I’m saying the same thing they did in Malachi 3:14.

God, You’re not doing enough. What good is it to do things Your way when You won’t stop those who don’t?

Justice

“Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His name.” – Malachi 3:16. 

I’m so glad the Lord sees my love for Him and is pleased. I’m thankful that He will right every wrong in His time. That I can rest in peace no matter how unfaithful the government, the culture, or the church might be. That my God is true to His name.

“The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works.” – Psalm 145:17

If you’re angry or frustrated today because everything looks like it’s headed for a cliff, take some time to thank the Lord that He’s never near the cliff. And then tell someone else so they can be encouraged too 🙂

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