Category Archives: OT Reflections

Reflections on Nahum 1

Nahum proclaims the greatness of our God and predicts the coming fall of Nineveh. God’s Wrath – God hates sin. He gave Nineveh a chance to repent through Jonah, but their repentance was short lived.  Now God’s wrath would be … Continue reading

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Reflections on II Chronicles 33-35

We see God’s interaction with two great kings, as the exile draws near. Humility – It took capture and imprisonment to humble Manasseh. Josiah humbled himself when he heard the Word of the Lord.  How has God humbled you?  Do … Continue reading

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Reflections on II Kings 21-23

Two evil kings are followed by Josiah – the final righteous king before the exile.  Note: Influence and Consequences – Manasseh led the people of Judah astray into much evil, and God’s judgment was coming. Do you influence people towards … Continue reading

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Reflections on Micah 5-7

Micah shows us God’s response and our proper response to the ungodly world around us. Coming Shepherd-King – A ruler will come from Bethlehem to shepherd the people and bring forth peace (5:2-4). Matthew references these verses in his account … Continue reading

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Reflections on Micah 1-4

Micah proclaims judgment for Judah and Israel because of their idolatry and oppression, and one day these sins will be no more. Idolatry and Oppression – Israel is condemned for their idolatry (1:6-7), while Judah is condemned for their oppression … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 63-66

Judgment is coming against those who reject God, but a glorious day is coming for God’s people. Humility – God will look to the one who is humble before him (66:2). We have every reason to be humble before God, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 58-62

There will be judgment for sin, but a glorious day is coming. Our Sins – Israel sinned against the Lord. They failed to follow the Lord, they rejected justice and righteousness, and they committed many other sins (59:1-15).  Their many … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 52-57

God promises the coming of the suffering servant, calling all to come to him. Suffering Servant – God’s chosen servant will suffer and die to pay for our sins, and in the end will be victorious (chapter 53). What a … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 49-51

God will raise up his servant for Israel and the nations, and in him we must put our trust God’s Servant – God’s servant will raise up Israel, but he will also be a light for the nations (49:6). Simeon … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 43-48

Isaiah reminds the people that there is only one true God who will restore them. One True God – Again and again we read that there is only one true God. Idols are folly.  None can stop God when he … Continue reading

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