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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

September 29
Rebuilding Is Not Always WiseMalachi 1:1–2:9; Acts 27:1–44; Job 31:9–22
Who can rebuild what Yahwehtears down? The prophets articulate this message again and again. Yahweh tears down evil things; evil people rebuild them; the prophets insist thatHe will just tear them down again. God tolerates evil for a time, waiting for people to repent, but when His patience is up, it’s up.

“ ‘I have loved you,’ says Yahweh, but you say, ‘How have you loved us?’ ‘Is Esau not Jacob’s brother?’ declares Yahweh. ‘I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have hated. I have made his mountain ranges a desolation, and given his inheritance to the jackals of the desert.’ If Edom says, ‘We are shattered, but we will return and rebuild the ruins,’ Yahweh of hosts says this: ‘They may build, but I will tear down; and they will be called a territory of wickedness, and the people with whom Yahweh is angry forever.’ Your eyes will see this, and you will say, ‘Yahweh is great beyond the borders of Israel’ ” (Mal…