We have now completed one half (6 of 12) minor prophets. My goal was to show how these messages from OT prophets are still timely to America in the 21 century. The heart of man has always been the same—greedy, lustful, unjust, idolatrous. The love of God has always offered forgiveness to a repentant heart. Then and now.
I hope I am meeting that simple goal and that any cautions you have held toward reading these books are being mitigated.
Let me run over at least one idea from each book for you to “plant a stake” to help you connect a highlight with the Book.
Hosea: The love of God even when his people play the prostitute role.
Joel: Plague of locusts against wickedness and the prediction of the Day of Pentecost.
Amos: The social justice prophet. Luxury of the wealthy and victimhood of the poor.
Obadiah: Esau’s linage forsake God and place faith in their location and allies.
Jonah: God uses a disobedient man to save the city of Nineveh.
Micah: What God requires of you. Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly.