(Malachi 3)

“Lo, I am sending my messenger, the Lord whom you seek. But who will endure his coming, for he is like the refiner’s fire.

Malachi speaks of the Messiah’s coming as a refiner’s cleansing fire and wonders if some will resist him.

Lord God, many who looked for and longed for a messiah had specific expectations. Little did they know what you had in mind for them.