1 Corinthians 2

For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:11)  The only way we can hear God’s “voice” in our lives is through the Holy Spirit. Many people...

1 Corinthians 1

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. (1 Corinthians 1:10)  Over the past year, the topics of race, politics, pandemic...

Nahum 3

Woe to the bloody city,  all full of lies and plunder—no end to the prey! (Nahum 3:1) As we read the description of Nineveh's destruction, we may wonder if the people were that bad -- if they really deserved this judgment. The description of the city in chapter 3:1 shows...

Nahum 2

Where is the lions’ den, the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion and lioness went, where his cubs were, with none to disturb? (Nahum 2:11) Assyria, whose capital was the city of Nineveh, had long been a nation threatening and harassing God’s people. While Nineveh repented at...

Nahum 1

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,  and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. (Nahum 1:3) Many passages in the Bible state that the Lord is slow to...

Jonah 4

And the LORD said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who...

Jonah 3

Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. (Jonah 3:1-3a) It seems like...

Jonah 2

When my life was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple. (Jonah 2:7) From the belly of the great fish (note that the Bible does not say “whale” - we aren’t sure what kind of giant fish Jonah lives in for...

Jonah 1

Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee… (Jonah 1:1-3a) God places a call on Jonah’s life. He gives...

Obadiah

You should not look down on your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble. (Obadiah verse 12) The single chapter of Obadiah’s prophecy concerns the nation of...