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)"
Chronologically, I am reading II Kings and II Chronicles and the various prophets who tried to come alongside the rulers and people of the day. Today begins Amos' swing at bat....continue reading "Amos 1 (Israel)"
Following the Blue Letter Bible, I am pausing after Isaiah 8 (as well as after II Kings 16 and II Chronicles 28) and reading all 9 chapters in Amos. The shift is from Judah back to Israel and the rule of Jeroboam II....continue reading "Intro to Amos (Israel)"
Isaiah begins with his indictment of Judah's behavior and a prophesy of their future which is also a parallel to the end times. Then we flash back to read about his calling. Now we are back in his historical timeline with the kings of his time....continue reading "II Kings 16; II Chron 28 & Isaiah 7 (Judah)"
As Israel and, eventually, Judah race toward oblivion for life as they've known it, the Kings and Chronicles give way to prophets who seem to be God's final effort to turn their trajectories toward His will and away from their idolatry and rebellion.
In my attempt to read chronologically, one of my reading plans says Amos is next and the other says Isaiah. So I have decided to start with Isaiah. Although I'll start Amos after Isaiah 8, and will keep checking in with the Kings and Chronicler....continue reading "Intro to the Prophets and Isaiah"
Israel's time on earth is quickly approaching its end and it seems to be taking the same hard-hearted approach we saw in Jonah on his mission from God. We have one chapter in each book and then, chronologically, we'll start in to Isaiah and Amos- prophets who were less petulant to God's message....continue reading "II Kings 15 and II Chronicles 26"