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)"
I'm tracking the kings and prophets through the last days of the Israel and, soon after, Judah....continue reading "Isaiah 9 (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)"
Amos started the book with prophesies, then sermons or messages. Chapter 7 begins Amos' visions....continue reading "Amos 7 (Israel)"
Amos has had some bad news for Israel (and Judah) (and some of us). They had forgotten how to do right. And even those waiting for the Day of the Lord were also carrying around idols. He does provide a very narrow path out for a remnant. The messages conclude in Chapter 6 and then the visions begin....continue reading "Amos 6 (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)"
Amos started his book with high-level prophesies for Judah, Israel, and her neighbors. Now he transitions into a more detailed message....continue reading "Amos 3 (Israel)"
Amos has been bringing his prophesies to the neighboring nations; but now he brings the heat home to Judah and Israel....continue reading "Amos 2 (Israel)"