Sometimes God is just ridiculous, thus the need for a Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday post each week.
“but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.” – Malachi 1:3
Well there goes Esau’s inheritance! My favorite part about this verse is that in the King James Version of the Bible, desert jackals is replaced with ‘dragons of the wilderness’. Dragons in the Bible! 🙂
A couple of weeks ago I discussed the first verse of the Old Testament for Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday, so it is only fair game to share the last verse of the Old Testament.
“See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 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 4:5-6
Okay, the last two verses. Read these carefully. God is sending Elijah to you and if he doesn’t turn the hearts of parents and children, God is going to lay total destruction on the land. How many children will be killed? God could turn hearts himself but is too lazy and as a result, thousands of children will needlessly die. A fucking horrible god.
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.