Malachi 1:2…”I have loved you,’ says the Lord. ‘But you ask, “How have you loved us?” The minor prophet, Malachi, is a book outlining the ingratitude of God’s people. This is directly applicable to us, because we are no different today as believers. We do not trust or love God nearly enough, particularly in light of how much we’ve been given in Christ, as well as the peril from which we’ve been saved. If we are His, then His love never fails, it never gives up, and it never runs out on us. And yet, our view of His love for us is distorted. We often think that His love goes up and down based on our performance. This is false. If we are authentically His, then His affection was fully and powerfully fixed on us in eternity past, and will never cease.