Category Archives: OT Reflections

Reflections on Isaiah 1-3

Isaiah warns of coming judgment because of Judah’s sin, yet notes a coming day of blessing. Repent – God condemns Judah for their sin: their insincere religious activities, their idols, and their haughty pride. Are you guilty of any of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Joel 3

Joel speaks of the final Day of the Lord when the nations will be judged, and God’s blessings will fall on his people. Judgment – God’s judgment will fall upon the nations because of their sins. Will his judgment fall … Continue reading

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Reflections on Joel 1-2

Joel speaks five times of the Day of the Lord in his book – a day of judgment followed by blessing.  The Day of the Lord is both past (locust invasion), coming soon (through a coming army), and future (at … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hosea 11-14

God will judge Israel for their sin. Judgment – God will judge Israel for their sins. Assyria will come against them, and Israel will fall.  God hates sin.  Do you?  Do you take it seriously?  What sin in your life … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hosea 8-10

Hosea is called to illustrate in his own life Israel’s unfaithfulness and God’s love. Righteousness or Iniquity – Hosea calls Israel to sow and reap righteousness and love, but instead they sow and reap iniquity and injustice (10:12-13). What are … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hosea 4-7

God wants Israel to seek and know Him, but they have turned away and refuse to return. Sin – Hosea recounts some of their sin in 4: 2. They swear, lie, murder, steal, and commit adultery. The latter three you … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hosea 1-3

Hosea is called to illustrate in his own life Israel’s unfaithfulness and God’s love. Unfaithfulness – Hosea marries a wife who is unfaithful – a vivid picture of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God. In what ways can we be unfaithful to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Jonah 3-4

Jonah goes to preach to Nineveh, and then is angry when the people respond to his message. Obedience – God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, but Jonah ran the other way. After God got his attention, Jonah finally went … Continue reading

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Reflections on Jonah 1-2

God called Jonah to preach to Nineveh, but Jonah runs the other way. Salvation – Jonah tells the sailors to sacrifice him to the sea to calm the storm, but the sailors try to save themselves. Many people today try … Continue reading

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Reflections on Amos 6-9

Amos sees five visions of judgment, and then closes the book with the promise of restoration. Word of God – God tells Israel that soon there will be a famine of hearing the Word of God (8:11-12). God has spoken … Continue reading

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