READ 1:1-5 What contrast is being made between Jacob (Israel) and Esau (Edom)? Why?
READ 1:6-11 Who is the target of the Lord’s questions in vs. 6-8? What is wrong with their gift-giving?
READ 2:10-16 How has Judah broken faith? With whom? Why does God hate divorce? What challenges do mixed-faith marriages face?
READ 3:1-5 How does God promise to deal with the people’s disobedience? Where in the New Testament do we hear this kind of language?
READ 3:6-12 How have the people “robbed” God? What promise does God give them?
READ 3:13-18 What is the complaint of the people in this section? What promise does God give here?
READ 4:1-5 How does this last chapter of Malachi serve as a bridge to the New Testament? What is the significance of God “turning the hearts of father to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers?”