The following is a “bare bones” outline for an exposition of Malachi 1:6-9 for you. I love expository preaching from any passage of the Bible, but the prophets are really fruitful, in my opinion. Even though it’s bare bones, it’ll preach.
A Son Honoreth His Father
A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? 7Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. 8And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts. 9And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.
1. Where is MY honor? (Verse 6a)
2. Where is MY fear? (Verse 6b)
3. Where are MY sacrifices? (Verses 7-8)
4. Then, why should I regard YOU? (Verse 9)