Malachi was written after Israel returned and rebuilt the temple and wall.
They were still just a tiny remnant, not a mighty nation at all.
This made them discouraged for God had said from them He would rule the whole earth.
Their impatience caused them to give up hope. How much were those promises worth?
Malachi rebuked their doubt. And assured, the Lord will come.
But the first time will be to set us free, not to make this world his home.
Those that fear the Lord will remember these things and speak often one to another.
And God says I'll remember. They'll be my jewels, my sister and brother.
I'll send my prophet to preach to the world before the judgment gets worse.
They'll turn fathers to children and children to parents lest I smite the earth with a curse.