The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David;. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God. Yes, from now onwards all generations will call me blessed,. And indeed the hand of the Lord was with him. And he lived in the desert until the day he appeared openly to Israel.
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Daily Readings - October Elizabeth Ann Seton. Your Guardian Angel 1st Grade. Let this mind be in us O Lord. So that treachery is not just faithless, but worse! Now the new moon will devour them with their land. Hos But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant; There they have dealt treacherously against Me. Treachery is associated with breaking covenant, similar to what is described here in Malachi 2.
Solomon teaches us much about the attitude, actions and the fate of the treacherous Note the "synonym" for treacherous and the final demise of the treacherous! Note the heart attitude of the treacherous and to whom the treacherous are contrasted. Clearly the antonym of treachery is uprightness - see also Pr below. Pr Good understanding produces favor, but the way of the treacherous kataphroneo - one who despises, looks down upon, "thinks down" on another is hard. Pr The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.
Bagad here describes an unreliable person, one you cannot count on when you need them most! An abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem - Malachi uses the word abomination, a term reserved for the worst of evils e. T V Moore - The greatness of the sin of marriage " to the daughter of a foreign god " arose from the fact that it tended to defeat one of the purposes of the Mosaic economy.
God isolated the Jews from all other nations Ex , that they might be a nursery for the great ideas of religion that were to be elaborated in the history of the world, and a stock from which he would bring forth the Messiah. All mingling with other nations who had not been trained in this way and preserved for this purpose, tended to defeat this design.
Especially was this true of matrimonial alliances. Heathen women retained a natural longing for the indulgences of their own religion, and easily led their husbands into guilty compliances.
Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary
The women of Moab and Philistia, and the wives of Solomon, furnish mournful proofs of this fact. They led their infatuated husbands and paramours into the grossest idolatry. Hence these connections were grievous sins against God; but as they led to cruel treatment of the Jewish wives, they were also sins against humanity. The prophet strikes at once at the heart of the sin, and shows that it is want of fidelity to God that lies at the root of it all.
Whoever violates the theocratic law, rebels against God who made it. They, therefore, who chose heathen wives, thereby rejected the God of Israel. Malachi 2 Commentary Abomination toebah is a feminine noun describing that which is abhorrent, repulsive, disgusting, repugnant. Toebah signifies things and acts which are abominable in the sight of God, such as idolatry, impurity, etc. It describes that which is loathsome disgusting and frequently referred to idols Dt , Dt ; 2Ch ; Jer ; Eze ; ; , 21; Abomination in English is that which is a cause of extreme disgust and hatred. Webster's - "Hence, defilement, pollution, in a physical sense, or evil doctrines and practices, which are moral defilements, idols and idolatry, are called abominations.
The Jews were an abomination to the Egyptians; and the sacred animals of the Egyptians were an abomination to the Jews. Israel had been clearly warned before entering the promised land filled with the Canaanites and their detestable practices When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable toebah things of those nations Now he lists some of these abominations.
Deut The Egyptians considered it "is loathsome abomination " to eat with the Hebrews Ge More often toebah refers to God's response of extreme loathing of Israel's covenant disobedience and also the abhorrent practices of the Canaanites. Idolatry is a mixture of ethical and religious malpractice on the part of both Israel and the Gentile nations.
The term is used in this way in about fifty different places. Vine - toebah is used in some contexts to describe pagan practices and objects Deut.
- Verse 12:34.
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- Malachi 2 Commentary | Precept Austin.
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In other contexts, toebah describes the repeated failures to observe divine regulations Ezek. Toebah may represent the pagan cultic practices themselves, as in Dt. If Israelites are guilty of such idolatry, however, their fate will be worse than exile: death by stoning Deut. The Lxx translates toebah with bdelugma which describes something that is extremely hated, detested or abhorred, as is the case with anything connected with idolatry cf Rev or with worship of the Antichrist Mt Both toebah and bdelugma emphasize idolatry and blasphemy as the fundamental catalysts for the outpouring of divine wrath.
Ronald Youngblood says toebah is an abomination which "may be of a physical, ritual or ethical nature and may be abhorred by God or man. Sharing a meal with a Hebrew was ritually offensive to an Egyptian Gen , as was offering certain kinds of sacrifices Ex Toebah - verses - Ge ; ; Ex ; Lev , 26f, 29f; ; Deut f; ; ; ; , 4; , 12; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; 1Kgs ; 2Kgs ; , 11; ; 2Chr ; ; ; , 14; Ezra , 11, 14; Ps ; Pr ; ; ; , 20; ; ; f, 26; , 12; ; , 23; ; ; ; ; ; Isa ; ; ; Jer ; ; ; ; ; ; , 22; Ezek , 11; , 11; f, 8f, 20; , 9, 13, 15, 17; ; , 21; ; ; , 22, 36, 43, 47, 50f, 58; f, 24; ; , 11; ; , 29; ; ; f, 13; Mal Usage : abominable 5 , abominable act 1 , abomination 39 , abominations 60 , detestable 2 , detestable act 1 , detestable thing 3 , detestable things 3 , loathsome 2 , object of loathing 1.
For - Notice this term of explanation always pause and ponder. In this case Malachi is explaining the significance of the atrocity just described.. Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD - The effect of dealing treacherously and committing an abomination is that the sanctuary was profaned. This may be understood of the Temple as the holy place. The sin of pagan marriages would thus be an affront to the presence of God in their midst, which was symbolized by the Temple.
So by their actions they had profaned their national dedication to the LORD and his service. Malachi reminds his people of what is implied in connection with their breach of faith. They are violating and desecrating the intimate bond with God as their Father and Creator, as well as desecrating themselves, since they are the sanctuary of the Lord.
All are involved in the transgression of one, and every relation is detrimentally affected thereby. Profane chalal - word study means to defile, pollute, desecrate.
Profane means to treat something sacred with abuse, irreverence, or contempt. The Lxx uses the verb bebeloo see bebelos which means disregarding what is to be kept sacred or holy.
Bebeloo means to cause something highly revered to become identified with the commonplace and thus to violate its sanctity,. John Piper writes that "by consistently using this little word bagad and tracing faithlessness through in all the relationships of the text, Malachi makes clear for us two alternative ways for people to try to live in a community. One way is what you might call covenantal order—it's what the OT means by shalom. All relationships are made peaceful and pure by the fulfillment of covenants and promises and oaths and contracts and commitments.
Children to parents, and parents to children. Husbands to wives and wives to husbands. Employer to employee and employee to employer. Citizen to state and state to citizen.
Malachi 3; Malachi 4; Luke 1
The peace and prosperity and joy—the shalom—of the community is held together by the deep strong spirit of covenant-keeping that pervades the community. The very fabric of the community is the trustworthiness of its people. Do they keep their commitments? The other way for people to try to live together in community is the opposite of covenantal order; it's what you might call the disorder of self-indulgence.
In this community the spirit of commitment-making and commitment-keeping has been replaced by a spirit of emotional and physical impulse. The moral fabric of faithfulness to covenants and promises and contracts is unraveled and what's left are the individual strands of private gratification.
Daughter of a foreign strange god - More literally "dependent of a strange god" which describes the woman as an idolatress.
They had not become converts to Jehovah but continued in their pagan beliefs, which is what God had warned would occur "For they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods; then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will quickly destroy you. Can we not all identify with them at least to some degree? We need to continually recall the principle that "by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil. Married the daughter of a foreign god - Did you hear what Malachi said?
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