God is a great ruler that is faithful to His people. One of the ways that He shows His great love for us is by His rod of correction. While the chastening is not pleasant, He does it for our ultimate good. Israel (also known as Jacob) was struggling with this, but God told them to compare their ultimate end to that of Esau, Jacob’s brother. At the end of all things, His covenant love for Israel will obvious to all. Please open your Bible to Malachi chapter one, verse four, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola concludes his message entitled “How NOT to serve the Lord.”