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Malachi 3:18: Serving and Not Serving God

Monday, November 21, 2016serve-god-serve-others

Once again my people will see the difference between what happens to the righteous and to the wicked, to the person who serves me and the one who does not. (GNT)

When we cannot distinguish facts in an argument, we might want to turn to God.

And you shall return, and shall see the difference between the just and the wicked: and between him that serveth God, and him that serveth him not. (DRA)

When we do not know which way we are to go, or how we are to go, we might ask Christ to show us The Way.

Once more you’ll see the difference it makes between being a person who does the right thing and one who doesn’t, between serving God and not serving him. (MSG)

When we are in pain but see our neighbors rejoicing without a care to our suffering, we might ask the Spirit to console and abide with us.

Then you will again distinguish
    between the just and the wicked,
Between the person who serves God,
    and the one who does not. (NABRE)

When we realize that we rejoice and our neighbors are in pain, we might turn inward to discern what prevents us from building bridges with others.

When we explore this verse in different translations, we have a better understanding of we might serve God well.

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