Spiritual Rants: “Going Up?” December 13 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Obadiah 1:1-21 Revelation 4:1-11 Psalm 132:1-18 Proverbs 29:24-25

Old Testament:   Obadiah 1-21 Read this passage /on BibleGateway.com Obadiah 1-21   How Bad You Are None of the prophets really were minor.  The smaller books are said to have been written by “minor” prophets only because they are shorter.  The book of Obadiah is only one chapter long.  We know nothing about Obadiah except that […]

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Spiritual Rants: “Figgy Pudding” December 12 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Amos 7:1-9:15 Revelation 3:7-22 Psalm 131:1-3 Proverbs 29:23

Old Testament: Amos 7:1-9:15 Read this passage /on BibleGateway.com Amos 7:1-9:15   Figgy Pudding In chapter seven, Amos prophesied a locust invasion but “God changed His mind” and relented (v. 3).  Can an omniscient God actually change His mind?  No.  Because if He changed His mind, He would have known He was going to change his mind ahead […]

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Spiritual Rants: “Living The High Life” December 11 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Amos 4:1-6:14 Revelation 2:18-3:6 Psalm 130:1-8 Proverbs 29:21-22

Old Testament: Amos 4:1-6:14 Read this passage /on BibleGateway.com Amos 4:1-6:14  Living The High Life In chapter four, Yahweh warns “the cows of Basham” (v. 1).  Basham was known for its sleek cows.  The word for cows here is feminine so it may have referred to the nobles’ rich wives who were . . .  uh . . .  fat. […]

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Spiritual Rants: “I Am Lion, Hear Me Roar” December 10 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Amos 1:1-3:15 Revelation 2:1-17 Psalm 129:1-8 Proverbs 29:19-20

Old Testament: Amos 1:1-3:15 Read this passage /on BibleGateway.com Amos 1:1-3:15   I Am Lion, Hear Me Roar Amos was a fig-picker and a shepherd by trade (cf. 7:14).  He wasn’t a professional prophet like others but was drafted into service for Yahweh. Amos traveled up to Beth-el in the northern kingdom to preach to them.  He […]

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Spiritual Rants: “The Big Day” December 9 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Joel 1:1-3:21 Revelation 1:1-20 Psalm 128:1-6 Proverbs 29:18

Old Testament: Joel 1:1-3:21 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Joel 1:1-3:21    The Big Day We’ll be tackling the entire book of Joel, all three chapters, in one day. Like a good preacher, Joel is using current events to explain God’s character and actions to the people.  There had been a horrific invasion of locusts in […]

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