Malachi 2: The Priests Called to Repentance

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 193


Malachi 2 describes the Lord’s direction to the descendants of Aaron, who were priests for the people in the temple. The Lord said they did not set a righteous example for the people, nor did they help them walk in righteous paths. Instead, the priests broke the covenants of the priesthood, which the Lord compared to the covenants between husband and wife. The Lord said they would be punished for their disobedience.