The book of Malachi is a prophetic word to the people of Israel who have drifted away from the Lord. Despite God's persistent faithfulness and steadfast love, they have drifted into sins that altogether dishonor God. The sins that God addresses in the book of Malachi are frighteningly familiar. They creep up on us without us even realizing it and they bring with them the curses of God rather than the blessings of God. This week we will proceed to chapter 2 where we will find the priests that God had appointed failing to listen to God's instruction and thus failing to provide the people with true instruction. When we look more closely at God's indictment of the priests, however, we may find ourselves similarly guilty of a listening problem.