Being told that we are not doing something right can be shocking. Many times we don’t always see where we have a problem. To be told that there is a problem when we don’t know about it often leads us into defensive mode. The Israelites faced a similar situation in the book of Malachi. They were unaware of the problems that had arisen in their lives. But when God tells them about, they are faced with a choice: defend their actions or change to reflect God.