Zechariah

The young prophet Zechariah offered words to encourage the children of Israel as they labored to rebuild the Temple.  His words painted a bright picture of the perpetual blessing that was coming to Israel. As Haggai was aging, God sent Zechariah to reinforce His remnant that returned to Jerusalem after 70 years of captivity in…

Nahum

His name and the message of Nahum means ‘comfort’.  Nahum lived during the reign of the good king Hezekiah of Judah and Isaiah. When the cruel Assyrians invaded, he escaped into Judah. In 2 Kings 19:35 it is recorded that 185,000 people perished during that takeover. These are God’s words in response to the day…

Jonah

Jonah’s story is one that many can relate to because he also ran from God.   Most people think of Jonah as a fisherman, but he was not.  Jonah was actually a legendary statesman who worked in the court of king Jeroboam II. God tells us this whopping fish tale so that we do not wrestle…

OBADIAH

In order to understand the vision God gave to His chosen prophet Obadiah, we will define a few places on the map of today. Not much is known about the prophet Obadiah except that he worshipped God. This is the shortest book in the Old Testament with only twenty one verses. The ancient land of…

Lamentations

Lamentations is traditionally believed to be written by Jeremiah. Suffering was certainly his plight as he prophesied warnings of woe to a people who did not have a desire to hear. Like Jeremiah we too will suffer for being unwanted, rejected, misunderstood or not liked by a few. Not one person is exempt from feeling sorrow.…

Jeremiah

Within a short 3 mile walk from the Holy City, God called a sensitive boy named Jeremiah from the village of Anathoth. This youth was given the overwhelming responsibility of speaking as God’s prophet.  Because his father was a priest, Jeremiah no doubt was familiar with Scripture. He was molded by the influence of his…