Text: The burden of the word of theÂ LordÂ to Israel by Malachi.Â I have loved you, saith theÂ Lord. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith theÂ Lord: yet I loved Jacob,Â And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.Â Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith theÂ LordÂ of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom theÂ LordÂ hath indignation for ever.Â And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, TheÂ LordÂ will be magnified from the border of Israel. (Malachi 1:1-5)
Tweet: What Esau or Edomâ€”who epitomize the fleshâ€”repeatedly determine to build, God is resolved to repeatedly demolish.