Tools for Godliness: Fire of God
Malachi points to judgment day. Specifically, we read about hellfire kind of judgment. It is one of the most offensive doctrines to modern people, especially in the West. This passage helps us to see judgment through a different lens. The ancient Jews did not have the same perspective that modern people in the West have today. And if we are to understand the judgment of which they speak, we must look at it through their eyes rather than through the eyes of our own culture. When we do, we find the doctrine of judgment to be a healing doctrine.