To Nahum, God likened the Assyrians to cruel lions, strangling and dragging their prey into their bloody city. Now the righteous lion, the lion of Judah, would put right all the wrong that Assyria had committed. Continue reading Minor Prophets: The Book of Nahum
They hear the Lord’s voice speaking softly, yet with such power. And as they dream, and gaze, and talk, these two young idealists are poised to change their world in a radical upheaval that would stay God’s judgement for an entire generation. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Zephaniah, Look Within
God’s majesty, God’s glory made all else recede, so that Habakkuk was focused on God, not on his current circumstances, nor the dreadful times to come. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Habakkuk’s Commitment
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. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Habakkuk, It Will Surely Come
What we do reveals who we are and what we truly believe.
What pulls you backward? What pulls you forward? Which seems stronger? What does what you say and do reveal about who you truly are and what you truly believe? How can God’s mercy triumph in your life?
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The people bone weary of Amos’ invectives and angry judgement, yet held in the grip of the powerful voice that seemed to emanate from his entire body. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Amos, God upon the Altar
When God has called us to something, we cannot do anything else, and we cannot do anything less. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Amos, Royal Smack Down
God is true to character, God is just and righteous, and calls God’s people to be the same. The Lord is also merciful. Only eternity will reveal how much and how often the Lord has spared God’s people because of the often hidden prayers offered up as intercession. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Amos, Locusts and Fire
Like one of those disaster sagas, I wonder if the people were numb at this point, hollowed of all feeling, the shock of these words landing like mallets on the taut head of a kettle drum. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Amos Lowers the Boom
The way Amos chose to depict himself was as a simple man minding his own business, tending to his farm and family, when God came barreling in with an urgent message Continue reading Minor Prophets: Amos Condemns the Nations