Buckle up. We've concluded the section on the oracles of the nations. Now we're heading into a new set of chapters, 24-27. Just to give the sense of it, here the section heading in my Ryrie Study Bible: THE FUTURE TRIBULATION AND KINGDOM (ISAIAH'S APOCALYPSE). That's quite a title. Isaiah's Apocalypse sounds like the title to a horror film. Previously, I might have been tempted to skim this section very quickly. But I've learned that, even though these times are often filled with horror, they are actually a time of Hope. God drawing every last soul who will choose Him....continue reading "Isaiah 24, 25, 26, and 27"
We just finished a bit of a deep dive into King Ahaz in Judah, now the Blue Letter Bible Bible Chronological reading list is having us read about King Hoshea in Israel before we return to Isaiah....continue reading "II Kings 17 (Israel)"
The final chapter....continue reading "Micah 7 (Judah; All of Us)"
Micah starts his book as a general warning of judgement to Judah and Samaria; then he narrows his message of doom to the leaders of the people of Judah. And then we read of the hope in the eventual return of the Messiah. Let's see what Micah has for us next....continue reading "Micah 6 (Judah)"
The NASB Ryrie Study Bible adds a subtitle to Chapters 3 and 4 together titled, A Message of Doom and Deliverance....continue reading "Micah 3 (Judah and Israel)"
In the chronological reading of the Old Testament, the Blue Letter Bible pauses Isaiah at the end of Chapter 12 and diverts us to Micah....continue reading "Intro to Micah (Judah)"
Isaiah is prophesying about the final demise of Israel as a warning to Judah....continue reading "Isaiah 10 (Judah/Israel)"
Amos brings a final vision to the people in this final chapter of the book....continue reading "Amos 9 (Israel)"
Amos started the book with prophesies and now has begun longer "sermons" that include messages directly from the Lord. Chapter 4 is the second of three of those messages...continue reading "Amos 4 (Israel)"
I was so excited to be back in my Old testament reading, that I decided to squeeze in one more chapter before returning to my semester bible studies. My last post was Isaiah 2, which is the first chapter in a complete vison that spans through chapter 4 or 5....continue reading "Isaiah 3 (Judah)"