“For indeed, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and everyone who commits wickedness will become stubble. The coming day will consume them,” says the Lord of Hosts, “not leaving them root or branches. But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.” Malachi 4:1-2 HCSB
There is one professional golfer for whom I do not care due to his arrogant attitude. He seemingly believes that because he is a world renown golfer he can determine the rules and tell the tournament directors what he is and what he is not going to do. He seldom takes the time to sign autographs for fans. Although he is a truly talented golfer, his arrogant attitude is less than appealing and causes people to dislike him.
These verses in Malachi tell us that the arrogant and the wicked will face God’s wrath and will be consumed by fire and become like stubble. But the righteous will enjoy the presence of the Lord like the gentle warmth of the sun. God will bring light into a dark world (see Luke 1:76-79). Believers will rejoice and celebrate their freedom from an evil world.
Challenge: We who have loved and served God will find peace and joy in heaven while the wicked will only face pain and suffering in hell. Accept Jesus as your personal Savior and you can be assured that you will enjoy eternal life with Him in heaven. Pray for those who are arrogant and wicked. Ask God to open up doors for you to share the Good News of Jesus with the evil and wicked people you may contact.