Sunday Notes: Malachi 2:10-16

  • (Mal 2:10 ESV) Have we not all one __________? Has not one God created us? Why then are we __________ to one another, profaning the __________ of our fathers?
  • (Mal 2:11 ESV) Judah has been faithless, and abomination has been committed in __________ and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the __________, which he loves, and has married the daughter of a __________ god.
  • (Mal 2:12 ESV) May the LORD cut off from the tents of __________ any descendant of the man who does this, who brings an __________ to the LORD of hosts!
    • Two views
      • __________ – talking of an actual marriage between a man and a woman
        • 2 Corinthians 6:14-15
      • Figurative – talking of the covenant between __________ and His people Israel
      • Both views represent unfaithfulness to the covenant
        • The verses following clarify the view
  • (Mal 2:13 ESV) And this second thing you do. You cover the LORD’s altar with __________, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your __________.
    • The dissatisfaction of God with Israel is not new in Malachi or limited historically
      • Isaiah 1:1-9, Jeremiah 14:10, Jude
  • (Mal 2:14 ESV) But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the LORD was witness between you and the __________ of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by __________.
  • (Mal 2:15 ESV) Did he not make them one, with a portion of the __________ in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly __________. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth.
  • (Mal 2:16 ESV) “For the man who does not __________ his wife but divorces her, says the LORD, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the LORD of hosts. So guard yourselves in your __________, and do not be __________.”
    • Why does He not regard or accept your offerings?
    • Marriage is a covenant between a husband
      • And a __________
      • And God
        • Not to be taken lightly
      • Śānē’ – saw-nay’ – Means: To __________
        • God hates __________
          • Matthew 19:1-9, Luke 16:18, Matthew 5:31-32
        • Even in the instance where two are married as __________, God does not permit divorce on those grounds alone
          • 1 Corinthians 7:10-17 
        • Divorce and remarriage are __________ limited cases
          • Romans 7:1-3, Mark 10:1-12
      • Marriage is not a __________ thing for God
    • For those in Israel not only did they break the covenant with God, the Jewish men left their Jewish __________ for younger women – 
      • Women even of __________ nations and __________ religions.

What is the church’s role in all of this?