Christianity has largely taught that the Law of Moses, or the Torah, has been done away with, and that we are no longer “under the law”. Of course, the exceptions they will cite are the 10 commandments, and the tithe. If this is so why is it that the last book of the Old Testament (if we can call it that) ends with these verses (Malachi 4:4-4:6)?
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, the statutes and judgements. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Seems like one point for Torah here – I will just put it this way – if tithing, and keeping the 10 commandments, are good things to be found in the Old Testament, there are likely other treasures there for us as well. Let us take heed of the final verses of this last book written (Malachi was probably written around 425 BC) and reconsider the teachings and instructions we find in the Old Testament (and where they may or may not apply to us).