Advent 2013 | Malachi 1.2-2.9
In Christ we have a priest who will not timidly and uncourageously accept our junk offerings but, instead, a Priest who will offer Himself in our place.
This is the message of Malachi in chapters 1 and 2. The concentrated wholeness of the Old Testament concludes with Malachi detailing the timidity of Israel's priests in recieving junk offerings and the sin of Israel's people give those offerings. A long awaited Priest will come - this is what we need to expect! Jesus, who won't take our junk offerings but who will instead offer Himself in our place. In Christ we have the long awaited High Priest who will clothe us in His righteousness alone.