Amos focused on two areas of sin in both the Southern Kingdom Judah and the Northern Kingdom Israel. This prophet goes to God with his doubts and faith struggles. The lesson here for Christians may be that God desires all to be saved and even those who have been our enemies are people that God seeks to save and since He has compassion for them, so should we. The Minor Prophets are also called the Book of Twelve. The Book of Obadiah has only 21 verses, and the theme of the book is the denunciation of Edom. The people of Nineveh, however, were a rare example of people who actually did listen and repent.
Judgment on the Gentiles 3:1-16 b. It provides a demonstration of what evangelical scholarship can do as it honestly wrestles with the text. He was from Tekoa, which was located near Bethlehem about ten miles south of Jerusalem. This purpose could not happen, however, if they followed the beliefs and ways of the nations. God used the wicked Assyrians as his instrument of judgment to destroy Israel's capital city of Samaria and to deport the northern kingdom into exile. Jonah's prophecy didn't come to pass. The world will be amazed that Judah and Jerusalem survive this attack, and the attacking nations are destroyed.
It is designed to make an original contribution to scholarship, but I believe that it is also accessible to pastors and students who have invested in exegesis in the original languages. In a few weeks, some of us will be thinking about New Year's resolutions. He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. For purposes of distinction, the English Bible always gives the name of the minor prophet as Hosea. And God will forgive the previously unforgiven bloodguilt of. Sins of the false prophets 2:6-11 D.
The Sermons of Amos 3:1-6:14 A. This is evidenced by the book itself 1:1 , the historical character of the book which names real places and persons, and by corroboration from other sources 2 Kings 14:25 including the testimony of Jesus in the New Testament Matt. We will all stand before the Lord to give an account for our lives. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. You can't be sure whom you can trust. Can we begin to sense how frightening it must be to have a sick child but no health insurance? Did the people obey Haggai's message? As stated by Haggai in 1:1, his first message was given on the first day of Elul Aug. Christ as seen in Nahum: While there are no direct Messianic prophecies in Nahum, in keeping with the basic christological spirit of all prophecy, Nahum sees Christ as the jealous God and avenger of His adversaries 1:2f.
Under the policies of Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, almost 50,000 Jews were allowed to return to Jerusalem. The book of Malachi is the last of the twelve Minor Prophets, and little is known of the author himself aside from what may be inferred from the contents of his book. Politically, Israel was a minor province in the massive Persian empire. Write down three or four actions and attitudes that are still problems in today's world. This last book in the Old Testament is like a final warning or parting shot to Israel that the great and terrible day of the Lord is coming 4:1-2. That will be a unique day.
The Route of His Flight 1:3 C. But regardless of its power and prominence, Nineveh is clearly judged as doomed by a Holy God through the prophet Nahum. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments. Judgment oracles on the nations are also found in this prophetic volume. Amos 5:4-6; Joel 2:12-14 4. Whether Micah borrowed this passage from Isaiah or vice versa, or both of them wrote it independently of the other, one thing is certain: God inspired both of them in any case.
And now to the first Minor Prophet summary —. No evil shall come upon us. They made kings, but not through me. What personally edified you in writing this commentary, increasing your affections for Christ? One only wishes he would write commentaries on the rest of the Minor Prophets. Several details of the text cf. Part of what Haggai and Zechariah are addressing is the need to rebuild the physical temple in Jerusalem. The Prophetic Day of the Lord 2:1-3:21 A.
Joel says instead of crying because we are hurt by lost possessions or lost loves, God calls His people with broken to the closeness they have lost with God. Malachi's prophecy thus set the stage for both Jesus Christ's first and second comings. The Imminency of the Day of the Lord 2:1-27 1. See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua! Tait looks at the different approaches and influences the prophets had through their callings. Israel must live up to her high calling as a holy nation and wait for the coming of the Messiah, who by a ministry of healing as well as judgment will lead the nation to a realization of all her fondest hopes. Its critical commentary and textual analysis discusses the histories of the three different versions—the Vulgate, Peshitta, and Septuagint—plus, questions of interdependence and departures from the Masoretic tradition.
Despite the attractiveness of this view, problems arise in relation to Joel 2:18-19. Second Message: Doom followed by Deliverance chaps. They have failed to realize what the Lord requires of man. Because of the prophets and scripture, Habakkuk along with other righteous and faithful knew what God was doing and going to do in Israel. However, the prophets did not just proclaim doom and gloom.