“‘They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves GOD and one who does not serve him.'” – Malachi 3:17
There are several themes that are repeated throughout the Holy Bible allowing us to understand complex topics and ideas. One of the themes addressed in Malachi 3:17 is the idea of the way there is a response from GOD concerning the ways of the wicked and the ways of the righteous. We are reminded in several passages from Moses to Job to the Psalms that GOD makes all things for His good and for our good. While there are times that it seems difficult to see good from circumstances, we are reminded to pray and consider the good.
Malachi has a passage that asks the questions of many righteous of why wickedness is allowed to prosper for specific times. This is a difficult question to answer but we are given an answer concerning GOD’s perspective. We are told that He considers those who follow His beliefs and rules as His. They are considered a treasured possession that is cared for regardless of circumstance or condition. GOD rules and his reign is over all time and He tells us that those who follow His rules and serve are cared for and are a treasured.
Job asked this question and was shown the majesty of GOD as his answer. In the Psalms, we are reminded that those who have faith in GOD will do well. In Ecclesiastes, we are reminded that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. In Malachi, we are instructed that we are treasured and cared for by GOD. We are reminded throughout the Bible that GOD is in control and loves us and cares for us.