We have learned from our study that in the prophet Malachi’s day Israel was covenantally treacherous and was endeavoring to soothe the conscience by declaring that God approved of their behavior or just didn’t care – if he even existed. Weary of their words, God announces through Malachi the same thing which He has made clear from the very beginning – He abhors evil and acts in space and time to manifest his abhorrence. This promise takes additional substance in Malachi 3 – where Yahweh promises to send Adonai, the Angel of the Covenant, to fulfill the terms of the covenant that He had made.