This chapter is loaded with things we need to hear and respond to.
First we have the promise that God will send a messenger to prepare the way for The Messenger. God sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus. Jesus is the final living Word, the Promised Savior. Are we using this time of the year to prepare for Christmas celebrations or to receive Jesus.
Despite their sinful, self serving lives, the people didn’t think they had deserted the Lord. They saw no need to repent and turn back to God. We cannot afford to make the same mistake.
We need to return to God and offer Him our best in response to His love for us.
God promises to remember, redemption and restore the people He treasures. That is why Jesus came. God always keeps his promises.