Monthly Archives: August 2014

After All Amos’ Condemnation: Hope!

Read 172.) Amos chapters 5 thru 9. Amos had not been a prophet. He was a shepherd who had been commissioned of the Lord to prophesy on His behalf. As a prophet, he was given matters concerning the future to … Continue reading

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Still Faithless Israel and Their Prophet Amos

Read 171.) Amos chapters 1 thru 4. I never saw it before, but this Divided Kingdom Phase is rather long, and has a lot of prophet activity. It makes perfect sense as to why. The many daily readings in this … Continue reading

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Faithless Israel and Hosea Their Prophet

Read 169.) Hosea chapters 4 thru 9, and 170.) Hosea chapters 10 thru 14, with II Ki 14:17 thru 15:4. It’s all about Israel and God. Israel is the northern kingdom of the 10 break-away tribes of Israel. Ever since … Continue reading

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Another Writing Prophet: Hosea

Read 168.) Hosea chapters 1 thru 3. We come now to the 4th of the minor prophets; the first 3 having been Obadiah, Joel and Jonah. The theme will not be unusual. The people of God are unfaithful to the … Continue reading

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Jonah and the Great Fish

Today’s reading: 167.) Jonah chapters 1 thru 4, and II Kings 13:5+6. It’s about 775 BC, and Jeroboam II is king in Israel. We have II Kings 14:24+25 to help us positively identify when Jonah prophesied. Jonah was commissioned by … Continue reading

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When Good Kings Go Bad (and vice versa)

Read 165.) II Kings 12:4 thru 13:19, and its parallel II Chronicles 24:2 thru 27a, and then 166.) II Kings 13:20 thru 14:24, and its parallel II Chronicles 24:27b thru 25:28. As we read of kings in Israel and in … Continue reading

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Joel, and the Day of the Lord

Read 164.) Joel, from 1:1, thru the end at 3:21. Scholars tells that they believe this second minor writing prophet put pen to papyrus in the time of 830 to 825 BC, during the early years of this new child-king … Continue reading

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