Sunday Wry Mouth, Note
Read the book of Malachi last night (late Old Testament, minor prophet, very brief). Obvious relevant topic:
The current popular thinking of G-d as "The Man Upstairs" or "Daddy," without any regarding of Him as "Master" or "Lord", and what G-d thinks of that.The plaints of the Israelites, as recorded by Malachi, sound like nothing so much as the usual desultory mutterings of teen-agers under the duress of a parental scolding.
Did I mention that I find the Biblical viewpoint of the "people of God" dryly amusing? Here is another example, even in one of the more obscure corners of the texts.
Those familiar with Handel's "Messiah" will be surprised to find a few of the Handelian texts in Malachi.