Devotional: Malachi 4:1-6


  • First, Read Matthew 24
  • Then, Read again Malachi 4
  • Last, Read Genesis 1-2


The final few verses in Malachi describe a reset when God will return things to a perfect condition.  I am not sure I can wrap my mind around creation being perfect.  Having only known the fallen world what it would be like to live otherwise is foreign.  What I can wrap my mind around is the enduring Word of God that promises this very restoration. 


We are given a wonderful gift in possessing the Word of God both in our hands, your Bible, and in our minds.  Don’t neglect this gift from God.  Sink yourself deep into His Word and let it guide your life.  In doing so, I am convinced that your mindset will shift from earthly to heavenly things.


A key element to our Christian lives is that mindset of heavenly things.  This world is not our home.  All of the trappings of this world do not confine us.  The myriad of material things of this world do not define us.  We are children of the King of Kings and our citizenship is of His heavenly kingdom.  


I encourage you to plant yourself in His word more than ever during the coming season and let that transform your life away from the folly of the world and into the future of the life to come.


How does the promise that God will restore all things give you hope for the future?


What do you find difficult in the idea of a perfectly restore creation?


How can your time in Scripture bring value to those around you?



The Scriptures

The Bible is the inspired Word of God given to His people and revealed by the Holy Spirit.  It is complete and without error in its content and given to individual believers with the intent of instructing them in who God is and transforming their lives according to His will.

Exodus 24:4, 1 Thes 2:13,2 Peter 1:19-21, John 17:13-17, 1 Cor 2:7-15, 1 John 2:20, John 16:12-13, Deuteronomy 4:2, Ps 19:7, Isa 40:8, Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33, John 10:35, Matthew 5:18, Luke 24:44, Exodus 24:7, Deuteronomy 4:1, Ps 119:9-16, Acts 17:11, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 4:12, Matthew 5:19, Romans 15:4, Colossians 3:16, Romans 16:25-27