The Israelites were disappointed with the rebuilidng of the temple in light of the Solomonic temple's former glory.
Malachi displays the incredible love of the Lord for his people that will one day be revealed in full.
The tragedy of the exile was the separation of the people from their God which is overcome in the true temple Jesus Christ.
Zecheriah presents a vision of God's judgment and salvation that finds its ultimate fulfillment in both Christ's first and second advents.
The people of Israel are confronted with their covenantal failure and yet a future hope is held out for them to be fulfilled in Israel's Messiah.