It was a judgment that purified. When the people would return from exile seventy years later, idolatry would never again be the problem it had been.
You and I are not responsible for the decisions of our leaders apart from whatever our civic duty requires of us (to vote, to speak up through letters and protests). But, we must live by whatever those decisions bring about. We will be swept along in the destiny of our nation, whatever that will be.
Malachi may be associated with the jackal, which features early in his book, for God had left Edom to jackals, yet now God’s own people were acting like jackals.
Now in the wee hours of the morning, Zechariah’s visions came to a close with the emperor sending his armies back into all the world to carry out his commands. They came thundering out from between two bronze mountains, icons of immovable might.
With the help of Silvanus, who would personally deliver apostle's letter, Peter concluded his teaching with greetings from those who were with him, a final instruction to extend the love of Christ to each other, and a prayer they would experience the peace Jesus gives.
A life of thankfulness to God is seen partly in whether you are thankful towards the people God has placed in your life and mine who care for us.
Some theologians tentatively place Obadiah during the reign of Jehoram, in 848-841 BC, Jewish scholars place Obadiah, Habakkuk and Zephaniah as contemporaries of Jeremiah and Ezekiel
And now for something completely different. What's for dinner? A nearly four thousand year old recipe from ancient Babylon!
Genesis chapter 10 acts as both an expansion and illustration of what Noah was prophesying