The book of Malachi illustrates a portrait of a father who sought basic respect from his son. Yet, “His love on us turned out a self-humiliation (1:2); His request of reverence turned out a cool rejection (1:6); His kindness of solving our problems turned out a taken-for-granted (2:17); His complaint of being cheated turned out a shameless denial (3:8); His request of obedience turned out an arrogant insult (3:13).” Surprisingly, the father was then silent for 400 years after the sigh. Does it reveal that the Lord had once thought of us hopeless? The sigh indicated that people did not intend to do evil at those time. They seemed not to know they had done evil instead. It is like Adolf Hitler, who would not regard the massacre of Jews as evil. He only treated it as a devotion to the revival of a nation. It is also like the Corleone family in The Godfather series. From Vito to Michael, they would not regard the Mafia’s business as a crime. They only treated it as a traditional way to keep a community order. The rationalization of an evil act is a more evil act. “All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.-Proverbs 21:2.” Unfortunately, it could be seen everywhere, anytime.