The oracles continue. This final judgement is of Tyre. This is the famous ancient Phoenician city of explorers and mariners. Modern day Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea. As a reminder, they supplied lumber for King Solomon's Temple....continue reading "Isaiah 23 (Phoenicia: Tyre, Sidon)"
II Kings 17 (Israel)
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)"
Micah 7 (Judah; All of Us)
The final chapter....continue reading "Micah 7 (Judah; All of Us)"
Micah 3 (Judah and Israel)
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)"
Isaiah 6 (Judah)
This is it! Having completed his indictment and discourse to the people of Judah (and any of us here for the end times), the timeline seems to shift and Isaiah goes back to describe the events of his calling as a prophet of the Lord....continue reading "Isaiah 6 (Judah)"
Jonah's about to get a crash course in the concept and need to die to self....continue reading "Jonah 2"
II Kings 14; II Chronicles 25
I think we're heading into the beginning of the end of the nation of Israel prior to the Assyrian and Babylonia defeats....continue reading "II Kings 14; II Chronicles 25"
II Kings 12-13; II Chronicles 24
So we finally have the house of Ahab scrubbed from Israel and Judah. Jehu meeting God's mandate and then far exceeding it in brutality to secure his authority on the throne in the north; and the Lord using the high priest and his wife to save the remaining offspring in the line of David, taking the throne at the tender age of 7....continue reading "II Kings 12-13; II Chronicles 24"
II Kings 10-11; II Chronicles 22-23
The Word of the Lord had come to pass and His judgement of the house of Ahab is coming to pass. Now Jehu is the King of Israel. Jehu must now see to the remaining members of the family....continue reading "II Kings 10-11; II Chronicles 22-23"
I'm working my way through Ecclesiastes and (in my opinion) watching Solomon flail between faith and the faithlessness that has come with all of his selfishness and worshipping other gods. He vacillates between seeing the real purpose we have in the Lord and no purpose as he walks in his own strength trying to use God's wisdom without obidience to the Lord....continue reading "Ecclesiastes 5"