Both of these passages are about the “messenger”. After reading through these passages numerous times these are questions that came to me. Perhaps as you read through these verses you might think on these questions and ponder others of your own.
What is a messenger in the context of these scriptures?
What experiences allow you to identify a messenger?
Why does there seem to be so much doubt and negativity surrounding the character of a messenger in these two passages?
What symbolic association do we make with the meaning of the word “messenger”?
How do we define and identify a “messenger” in our society today?
Who are the messenger types we want to receive guidance from in our lives?
How might each of us become messengers of our time?
Why is skepticism a positive attribute in being aware of messengers?