MALACHI 33:1 “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. 2 But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord. 4 Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.
MALACHI 4The Great Day of the Lord 4:1 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. 3 And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts.
PROVERBS 2929:1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,will suddenly be broken beyond healing. 2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,but when the wicked rule, the people groan. 3 He who loves wisdom makes his father glad,but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. 4 By justice a king builds up the land,but he who exacts gifts tears it down. 5 A man who flatters his neighborspreads a net for his feet. 6 An evil man is ensnared in his transgression,but a righteous man sings and rejoices. 7 A righteous man knows the rights of the poor;a wicked man does not understand such knowledge. 8 Scoffers set a city aflame,but the wise turn away wrath. 9 If a wise man has an argument with a fool,the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet. 10 Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blamelessand seek the life of the upright. 11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,but a wise man quietly holds it back. 12 If a ruler listens to falsehood,all his officials will be wicked. 13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together;the Lord gives light to the eyes of both. 14 If a king faithfully judges the poor,his throne will be established forever. 15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. 16 When the wicked increase, transgression increases,but the righteous will look upon their downfall. 17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;he will give delight to your heart. 18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,but blessed is he who keeps the law. 19 By mere words a servant is not disciplined,for though he understands, he will not respond. 20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?There is more hope for a fool than for him. 21 Whoever pampers his servant from childhoodwill in the end find him his heir. 22 A man of wrath stirs up strife,and one given to anger causes much transgression. 23 One’s pride will bring him low,but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor. 24 The partner of a thief hates his own life;he hears the curse, but discloses nothing. 25 The fear of man lays a snare,but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. 26 Many seek the face of a ruler,but it is from the Lord that a man gets justice. 27 An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous,but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.
PSALM 150Let Everything Praise the Lord150:1 Praise the Lord!Praise God in his sanctuary;praise him in his mighty heavens! 2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;praise him according to his excellent greatness!
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