The ministry of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi is a record of how God deals with the people he has redeemed as they try to translate their loyalty to him into practical action. They made mistakes in their understanding of how God wanted them to live, and they were forgetful of their need to give priority to God in their living. Whilst they did not stray into idolatry like their ancestors, they did have to learn to live in conformity to their professed faith.
About the Author
John L. Mackay is the Principal of the Free Church College, Edinburgh. He is internationally known as an Old Testament scholar and often speaks at church retreats where his skill in the practical exposition and application of doctrine is well-respected.
An excellent piece of work on three "minor" prophets that are not well known in the church today. Mackay's commentary is a must read for pastors and serious Bible students who want to become familiar with what these three prophets have to say to the church today.
...eminently readable and soundly evangelical...Anyone who buys this book will have a treasure house of good things. It will certainly help any preacher and be valuable for personal devotions, but it could also be used for church Bible study groups.
John Mackay focuses on the text's meaning and the books' New Testament fulfilment in Christ. While his Old Testament scholarship is very evident, he avoids technical language. Many of the study questions provide valuable projects for the reader.