Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Malachi Chapter 2
Metaphysically Interpreting Malachi 2:10-17
2:10Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, profaning the covenant of our fathers? 2:11Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of Jehovah which he loveth, and hath married the daughter of a foreign god. 2:12Jehovah will cut off, to the man that doeth this, him that waketh and him that answereth, out of the tents of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto Jehovah of hosts.
2:13And this again ye do: ye cover the altar of Jehovah with tears, with weeping, and with sighing, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, neither receiveth it with good will at your hand. 2:14Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because Jehovah hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously, though she is thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. 2:15And did he not make one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? And wherefore one? He sought a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. 2:16For I hate putting away, saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, and him that covereth his garment with violence, saith Jehovah of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
2:17Ye have wearied Jehovah with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? In that ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of Jehovah, and he delighteth in them; or where is the God of justice?
May 16, 1948: Mal, 2:13-14
Do tears, weeping, and sighing advance us in spiritual understanding and accomplishment? No. When we waste our spiritual substance in grief or lamentation, we retard our spiritual growth. Joy and gladness accomplish for us what grief and tears cannot.
June 18, 1950: Mal. 2:10
What does belief in one God imply? It implies the brotherhood of man, since all men are children of the one Father-God.
What does the brotherhood of man presuppose? Universal love and co-operation. For one man to deal treacherously against another is to profane “the covenant of our fathers,” which is to love our brother (“our neighbor”) as ourself.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 11-06-2013