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From what should we turn to God?

7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Malachi 3:7 When we talk about turning to God, usually the first thing we think of is sin, and we conjure up the image of a perverted and depraved person, living in the light of a life of pleasures. The reason for thinking this way is due to the religious concepts that constitute the religious self of our existence and of our societies. But, as we will evaluate in the development of this material, such a conception is quite far from the scriptural truth. The exhortation of the prophet Malachi is addressed to a people who know God, who have knowledge of God’s laws, who invoke His name and who celebrate ceremonial rituals in worship of Him. The introduction of the book reads: 1 The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. 2 I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet …