It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse shows you the extent of God’s everlasting love.
“But this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the Lord.’” – Malachi 1:4
There is nothing these people can do. They are ALWAYS under the wrath of God and will always be called wicked. God loves everyone, but he will punish you forever. Hmm…God has a funny way of loving.
This week’s Crazy Bible Verse ties in to last week’s. Last week I shared Isaiah 45:7 in which the Bible makes it very clear God created evil in the world. Today’s verse is the very last in the Old Testament of the Bible.
“He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” – Malachi 4:6
The ‘He’ referred to in the verse is God. God is going to strike down the land with total destruction. He’s going to kill people. He’s going to kill livestock and destroy crops making people go hungry. He’s going to send down sickness and disease. And why? All because the people did not love God in exactly the way God wanted them too.
God’s love in the Bible is very conditional. The Bible says God loves you, but only if you love him in the perfect way. If you are just a bit off from being perfect in the eyes of God his love will change to total destruction of you and your loved ones. An all-loving god? Nope. God is the exact opposite of an all-loving god. God loves no one but himself.
What a way to end the Old Testament! I will kill you because I want to, but I love you.