Up next in our 40-Day Bible Reading Challenge for Lent are the prophets.
Pause for a moment and place yourself in ancient Israelite sandals.
Imagine what would run through your mind as you hear prophets spout off messages of doom and gloom or the promise of a boatload of blessings?
I imagine that those listening to Biblical prophets probably struggled to wrap their heads and hearts around the imagery-filled messages. On the occasions when the prophet’s message was clear and concise, the words weren’t always what the people wanted to hear.
Yet God selected these particular prophets to remind Israel of the covenant they made with Him as His people. The prophets delivered news of abundant blessings, consequences, or great things yet to come—like the promise of Christ.
As you read this upcoming week’s selection, you may want to mark up passages that you want to come back to later. When you have more time, you’ll want to pick up a Bible dictionary or commentary from time to time to decipher confusing imagery and hard-to-pronounce words.
Here are five things to remember as you dive into the Major and Minor Prophets: Continue Reading...