Day Six: God says, “Love is reconciliation.”

consuming-fireLove burns. There are two types of burning. Healing and deliverance for the humble believers. Burning like straw into ashes for the rest. The ultimate purpose of love is reconciliation between loved ones in the covenant.

Day Six: Malachi 4 New Living Translation (NLT)
The Coming Day of Judgment
4 [a]The LORD of Heaven’s Armies says, “The day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. On that day the arrogant and the wicked will be burned up like straw. They will be consumed—roots, branches, and all.
2 “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings.[b] And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. 3 On the day when I act, you will tread upon the wicked as if they were dust under your feet,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
4 “Remember to obey the Law of Moses, my servant—all the decrees and regulations that I gave him on Mount Sinai[c] for all Israel.
5 “Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the LORD arrives. 6 His preaching will turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise I will come and strike the land with a curse.”
Footnotes:
4:1 Verses 4:1-6 are numbered 3:19-24 in Hebrew text.
4:2 Or the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.
4:4 Hebrew Horeb, another name for Sinai.

Malachi 4 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

(3:19) For, hinei, HaYom bah (the day cometh), that shall burn as an oven; and kol zedim (all the proud), yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and HaYom that cometh shall burn them up, saith Hashem Tzva’os, that it shall leave them neither shoresh (root) nor anaf (branch).

(3:20) But unto you that fear My name shall the Shemesh Tzedakah (sun of righteousness) arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

(3:21) And ye shall trample down the resha’im; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in HaYom that I shall do this, saith Hashem Tzva’os.

(3:22) Remember ye the Torat Moshe Avdi, which I commanded unto him in Chorev for kol Yisroel, with the chukkim (statutes) and mishpatim (judgments).

(3:23) Hinei, I will send you Eliyahu HaNavi before the coming of the great and dreadful Yom Hashem;

(3:24) And he shall turn the lev-avot to the banim, and the lev-banim to their avot, lest I come and strike the earth with cherem.