1 - God loves Israel, for she is preserved while Edom is in ruins
1 - But Israel saves their best sacrifice for the governor, not the temple
2 - Priests don't honor God, for they teach the law with partiality
2 - They weep over the altar, but God doesn't hear, for they are faithless
3 - God will send the messenger of His covenant, to purify Levi
3 - Israel has robbed God by not giving a full tithe. Priests teach confusion
3 - The faithful gather and write up a statement; God honors this
4 - God's day is coming, when the wicked will be consumed and the faithful will be healed. Remember the law and prophets until then. Elijah will come just before that day and spare a remnant by turning their hearts toward their children and fathers.