Amidst this general departure from God, others existed of a different description. Wesley's Malachi 3:17 Bible Commentary 3:17 Make up my jewels - This shall be fully made good in the last great day, and in heaven to eternal ages. "I will spare them, although formerly sinners; I will spare them, repenting, and serving Me with the service of a pious confession, as a man spareth his own son which served him." Malachi 3:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Malachi 3:17, NIV: "On the day when I act,' says the LORD Almighty, 'they will be my treasured possession.I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him." Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. They are here spoken of as “jewels.” They are precious as loving children are precious to their parents. The future glory and distinction of the righteous. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/malachi-3.html. Fullerton. Hence the Prophet says, that when God is reconciled to us, there is no reason to fear that he will reject us, because we are not perfect; for though our works be sprinkled with many spots, they will yet be acceptable to him, and though we labor under many defects, we shall yet be approved by him. 3. I once knew a lady who was so passionately fond of her jewels that, when the rest of the house hold went to church, and the house was quiet, she would go up to her bedroom, lock the door, spread out all her pearls and diamonds upon the bed, and spend her time in admiring them, one after another. On the Cross He made a public exhibition of the enemies He conquered “Having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly.” “But when He comes on His throne of judgment He will exhibit His friends, make a show of them openly, that the intelligent universe may behold and admire His workmanship in the innumerable multitude He has saved and sanctified, the jewels He has burnished and made to flash with the beauty of God. Or God’s making them up may imply, finishing what concerns either soul or body, and making them completely happy, as to both, to all eternity He will free them from all the imperfections of their present state. And they shall be mine, said the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him. As if we might want something more closely and readily applicable than this figurative language, He adds, “And I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.” In what manner are they described, who are to be the passive subjects of His mercy in that day? I therefore said that this ought to be referred to the outward appearance — that the faithful are God’s peculiar treasure, that they are valued by him, and that he shows to them peculiar love, as to his own inheritance. Jesus Christ has covenanted with the Father that He will keep all those committed to Him. The second promise refers to another grace, — that God in his mercy would approve of the obedience of the godly, though in itself unworthy to come to his presence. (D. The verb is put by itself, but we may easily learn from the context that it refers to the restoration of the Church. (269). So the biblical warning is clear: Just because judgment is delayed does not mean that it will not happen. 1. The little pronoun "they" has as its antecedent the folks back in verse 16 of our Passage. They often met together apart from the world. But our text points to a period when there will be a public recognition of them as the sons of God. The saints here on earth are brought into the family of God, become members of the household of faith, receive the Spirit of adoption whereby they cry Abba, Father. IV. What is the day on which the Lord shall make up his jewels? chap. ), I. ← Malachi 3:15 Full Chapter Malachi 3:17 → 16 Nang magkagayo'y silang nangatatakot sa Panginoon Panginoon ay nagsangusapan: at pinakinggan ng Panginoon Panginoon , at dininig, at isang aklat ng alaala alaala ay nasulat sa harap niya, para sa kanila na nangatakot sa Panginoon Panginoon , at gumunita ng kaniyang pangalan pangalan . BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. And if there are different colours in gems, there are also varieties in the attainments exhibited in personal conduct. We then see that this has not been laid down for nothing, when I shall make, or complete my work. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make vp my iewels, and I wil spare them as a man spareth his owne sonne that serueth him. It is well for us that, amidst all the variableness of life, there is One whom change cannot affect; One whose heart can never alter, and on whose brow mutability can make no furrows. 1999. Few jewels have more than two or three marks of distinction. “They shall be Mine.” All souls belong to Him by creation and preser ration: but true believers are His by redemption. DD. In the light of these things let us ponder the value God sets upon His chosen. All other rights reserved. Church and Sunday school may be regarded as God’s polishing shop. You have noticed the great difference between jewels. As a man spareth his own son that serveth him; George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible. II. Church Pulpit Commentary. God never made anything that looks more lovely than some jewels do. And this is always a gentle work. "Commentary on Malachi 3:17". Isaiah 53:3 b. Then whom does God count among His jewels? Malachi 1:1-5 A. Verse 1 1. See in this the preparing of the Lord’s people for glory, their being ‘made meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.’, V. Jewels are only bought with a great price.—I need not remind you ‘Ye were redeemed not with corruptible things, but with the precious blood of Christ.’ Oh! 16 ¶ Then they that feared the Lord, spake often one to another, and the Lord hearkened and heard it, & a booke of remembrance was written before him, for them that feared the Lord, & that thought vpon his name. The people of God, such as fear Him, are His jewels. Adams. xxiv., No. The fashioning of the jewel. 9 You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. He also promised to spare them as a man spares his own son. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 2. This disciplinary process is still going on in the present age, in innumerable ways, by disease, loss of property, family afflictions, etc. . (J. Marriot, A. M.), I. God’s regard for his people. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. All nations will be represented in that vast gathering. They may be compared to jewels--, 1. Grievous is the trial, when God cherishes as it were in his bosom the ungodly, and we at the same time are exposed to every kind of miser; but we see what happened to the ancient Church: let us then arm ourselves for this contest, and be satisfied with the inward testimony of the Spirit, though outward things do not prosper. 1909-1922. Being rare, they are enhanced in price. This Great Name was ever in the thought of the faithful remnant; they pondered over it as revealed to their fathers; they gloried in its infinite superiority to the gods of the heathen. For instance, the Great Mogul Diamond, that “ meteor amongst gems,” which was lost in the Tartar invasion, was valued at £600,000; the Regent of Portugal is worth £400,000; the Orloff, £370,000; the Matan of Borneo, £269,000; the Koh-i-Noor, £140,000; while from Africa alone there come diamonds to the value of £5,000,000 each year. Kings and great people who have many jewels keep most of them locked fast; but on great occasions, such as a coronation day, they bring them all out. They are used for boring through the rock; for cutting glass; for setting pivots; for pointing watches. Obedience to the commands of God. The initial act of their formation is separation. This security is not of man, but of God. 1415. To redeem will cost Him an effort, a sacrifice, even the greatest sacrifice that God can make. Yet Malachi is predicting a future individual. He will spare them the humiliation and punishment that will be the lot of those who did not honor Him ( Malachi 3:14-15). Perfection in precious atones is almost unknown, and there axe flaws even in the lives of the best Christians. 1. That beauty is not fully disclosed on earth. (W. It shows that the number of the finally saved will be great, not small. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". All afflictions are God’s means of polishing. There must be no ground for the Father in that day to charge the Son with unfaithfulness, with having lost one through inability or neglect. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Malachi 3:17". II. Malachi 3 – The Messenger of the Covenant A. People are apt to imagine that because time moves slowly on, as if with leaden feet, that the great day here spoken of will not come. (Homer M’Vay. 2. (2) He will rejoice in them as a display of His wealth of love. Because they cost the Lord Jesus very dear. 3. 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