Impartial Grace: Malachi 2

Don’t we all have one father? Hasn’t one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, profaning the covenant of our fathers?

(Malachi 2:10, emphasis added)

Malachi is led to speak these heaven sent words. The Levite priests lost their first love and were pursuing worldly passions. They were using their authority to make rules for themselves that were against the Word of God. There was marrying and divorcing. The Levites were taking foreign brides. Malachi is warning them of a punishment to come and that the people must turn away from the ways of the world.

God is the Father and Creator of all. His love for us is part of His creative purpose. He loves us before we love Him. The beauty and the peace in these words leads us to confidence that the Lord’s will is being done and that He wills all to be saved.

What are we to conclude from these scriptural references from the Old Testament? Will we say with confidence or surety that there is a place of eternal torment? Will we say that God will sentence any person to that place? It is impossible to conclude God will do any less than reconcile all that He has created to Himself. He says so in theses verses from the OT. That is “The Blessed Hope.” This is Impartial Grace.