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Reflections on Habakkuk 3

Habakkuk prays to God. Salvation and Judgment – Habakkuk recognizes that God will save his people by judging their enemies (v13). Some people want God to be a Savior but not a Judge, to be loving but not holy.  Habakkuk … Continue reading

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Reflections on Habakkuk 1-2

God tells Habakkuk that he will judge Judah thru Babylon, and then judge Babylon. Trust – Throughout the first two chapters, Habakkuk struggles to understand God’s plan. God tells him that the righteous shall live by faith (2:4).  For what … Continue reading

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Reflections on Zephaniah 3

Zephaniah predicts the coming day of the Lord – a time of great blessing for God’s people. Future Blessings – Zephaniah ends his book with a beautiful picture of what is to come. God’s people will humbly serve God and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Zephaniah 1-2

Zephaniah predicts the coming day of the Lord – a time of great judgment. Judgment for Sin – Most of Zephaniah deals with God’s judgment. The reason for this judgment is clear – “because they have sinned against the Lord” … Continue reading

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Reflections on Nahum 2-3

Nahum describes the fall of Nineveh. Against Sinners – Twice God says he is against Nineveh (2:13, 3:5). In truth, God is against all people because of their sin (Romans 1:18).  But in Christ there is no longer any condemnation … Continue reading

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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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