The chronological reading order from the Blue Letter Bible interrupts Isaiah and even breaks up the reign of Hezekiah, sending us to the full book of Hosea....continue reading "Introduction to Hosea (Israel)"
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)"
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)"
In my attempt to read the Bible in chronological order, both the Blue Letter Bible and the NIV chronological Bible have Jonah up next, in the midst of II Kings and II Chronicles. I recently did a bible study on Jonah, so I'm anxious to see what comes of this personal study....continue reading "Intro to Jonah"
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"
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"