Micah 1 gave us the devastating prophesy. Now in Chapter 2 we earn the "why?"...continue reading "Micah 2 (Judah and Israel)"
Micah verse 1 gives us the introductory comments for the book. Micah of Moresheth received the word of the Lord during the reign of Judah's kings, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah....continue reading "Micah 1 (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)"
The close of Chapter 11 of Isaiah is a prophesy that the remnant of Israel will pour out of Assyria like a highway, the second exodus. This will be paralleled in the Millennial Kingdom as God calls forth the dispersed Jews to be his Royal Priesthood. Chapter 12 picks up there....continue reading "Isaiah 12 (Millennial Kingdom)"
Isaiah has been prophesying about the end of Israel as a cautionary tale for Judah. We've seen that Assyria will be the instrument to crush Israel and then come for Jerusalem, sending Judah's villagers fleeing in fear. But the Lord will deal with Assyria and raise up a remnant of his people....continue reading "Isaiah 11 (Judah/Israel)"
Isaiah is prophesying about the final demise of Israel as a warning to Judah....continue reading "Isaiah 10 (Judah/Israel)"
I'm tracking the kings and prophets through the last days of the Israel and, soon after, Judah....continue reading "Isaiah 9 (Judah)"
I have been on a long journey through the Old Testament, having just completed Amos and his visions and messages for Israel's final days. Now, according to the Blue Letter Bible chronological reading guide, I'm heading back, briefly, to the Chronicles before heading to Isaiah and Micah....continue reading "II Chronicles 27 (Judah)"
Amos brings a final vision to the people in this final chapter of the book....continue reading "Amos 9 (Israel)"
Amos had his first three visions and a confrontation with the high priest at Bethel, the king's high priest, since Israel has made their own choose-your-own religion. The priest, Amaziah, tried to get the king to kill Amos by cherry-picking from Amos. It ended up costing Amaziah, literally, everything....continue reading "Amos 8 (Israel)"