From the Book of Malachi
By Henry Jaegers
For several years, I have entertained the thought of writing a sequel to the book of Daniel which I entitled "Out of Babylon". This sequel will focus on what happened after the children of Israel left Babylon. I endeavored to call this series of books, "After Babylon".
But behind all of that, there was the desire to study in greater detail, the book of Malachi. As I acquainted myself with the message of the book, I thought it to be a very practical book dealing with the problems in our present time. I discovered a book by G. Campbell Morgan called "Malachi's Message for the Men of Today." Presently I am digesting this book in order to properly prepare these devotionals I have finally decided to begin.
This has been one of the books for which I wanted to give greater attention, while I still am in good health and my mind is still in- tact. Although my eyesight is failing, and it takes me a long time to read, God has been good, enabling me with the desire and ability to work beyond my present disabilities to continue writing for his glory.
So, with this introduction, I will begin studying in this extremely practical book, from the Old Testament, which is most practical for the problems of our modern world. Although the messages that I have ever heard from Malachi always centered around the thought of tithing and giving (a favorite subject that preachers seem to enjoy expounding) but with this emphasis, they seem to have missed what God meant by what he said.
May God stimulate our hearts as we begin studying this wonderful book.