Are You Growing Like A Stall-Fed Calf?

The Old Testament closes with Malachi the last of the twelve Minor O.T. Prophets. The prophet gives to Israel and us the telescopic view of the coming “Messiah,” The Sun of righteousness who brings healing in His wings.

But to you who fear (reverence) My name, the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. Malachi 4:2.

Healing, marpe’ Strong’s #4832: The reinstatement of health, a remedy, cure, medicine; tranquility, deliverance, and refreshing. Marpe‘ comes from the verb raphe,’ “to heal, cure, repair.” Salvation is God’s rescue of the entire person, and healing is His complete repair of that person, as marpe’ illustrates.

Juxtaposition rapha’ in Psalm 41:4 and 147:3, which refers to healing of a soul that has sinned and the healing of a broken heart.

In Malachi 4:2 the Messiah is compared to a rising sun, which has visible, radiant beams of sunlight streaming outward in all directions. The Arizona State flag has such a design. From each of these beams of glorious light, healing flows.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 19:51:10

    Thanks for sharing this verse, Manny. I’ve read Malachi but I don’t remember this verse. “Awesome” doesn’t express it well enough.


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