I remember when I was young, life was very different. On Sundays people would go to church, then home for lunch and spend the rest of the day with family and friends. All the shops were shut, and there were no sports. Today it seems that everything has changed.
But as we read the bible, we see that it has always been that way. What will it be like in another ten years, or twenty or more? No matter how our society changes, nothing changes about God. His character and purpose are always the same. “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfil it?” Numbers 23:19.
We serve the same God as Abraham and Malachi, not a new one. Our relationship with God never changes. So the lessons we see for God’s people in Malachi’s day, are the same that apply to us today. Our God does not change – ever. That’s why His Word is so relevant to us everyday.