"But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap." (Malachi 3:2).
"He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness," (Malachi 3:3).
"and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years." (Malachi 3:4).
""You have said, 'It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the LORD Almighty?" (Malachi 3:14).
"But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly the evildoers prosper, and even those who challenge God escape.'"" (Malachi 3:15).
"Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name." (Malachi 3:16).
""They will be mine", says the LORD Almighty, "in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him." (Malachi 3:17).
"And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not." (Malachi 3:18).
"Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it." (Psalms 34:11-14).
"The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;" (Psalms 34:15).
"For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin- because anyone who has died has been freed from sin." (Romans 6:6-7).
the Lord clearly will have His way and we ought to put ourselves in the right place in order not to make vain His sacrifice for us.
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