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Jan 29, 2023

Scripture Reading: Amos 4,5

Much of the book of Amos is a catalog of the sins of the northern kingdom of Israel, as God reasons with the people to see their rebellion for what it is and turn to Him for mercy and life.  

God reminds the Israelites of their great privileges of His grace.  God had destroyed Israel's...

Jan 22, 2023

Scripture Reading: Amos 1,2

The book of Amos is one of the twelve books often called 'minor prophets.'  These twelve books in the Old Testament are small in comparison with Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel ('major prophets').  

Amos was one of only two writing prophets sent to the northern kingdom of Israel (Hosea...

Jan 15, 2023

Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3

The third chapter of Habakkuk is a song of praise, but Habakkuk's praise is in the context of the horror of divine judgment on Judah.  This section of Habakkuk lauds the might of the Almighty … "His splendor covered the heavens and the earth was full of his praise.  His brightness was...

Jan 8, 2023

Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 2

The book of Habakkuk begins with a heartfelt question as to why God had allowed the protracted sins of the people of Judah to go on, unchecked and unjudged.  God gives his prophet a clear, if surprising, answer.  He would, indeed, mete out His justice by means of the Chaldeans … a...

Jan 1, 2023

Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 1

The name Habakkuk does not appear anywhere else in the Bible but in this book.  He is a prophet of God, ministering to the southern kingdom of Judah. His message is primarily given in the form of a conversation the prophet has with God.  When God reveals that He will destroy Judah and...