Daniel ("God is my Judge") wrote this book as a journal of God's greatness over man's wisdom (ch 1-2), over fury and fire (ch 3), over pride and power (ch 4), over a king's plans (ch 5), and even over hungry lions (ch 6). Anyone/anything vs. God = anyone/anything loses & God wins! This book … Continue reading Daniel
Ezekiel recorded God's glory lost and regained in Judah. If Isaiah exalted the Son, and Jeremiah the Father, then Ezekiel exalts the Holy Spirit. This book is full of amazing visions in which God revealed Himself to the Prophet to deliver a message to the people. Some were of judgment and some of hope. My … Continue reading Ezekiel
This 'book of tears' has been called the funeral of a city (Jerusalem). Every chapter is weeping from A-Z (Hebrew alphabet has 22 letters). Jeremiah was called to remain back and minister God's love for His people in the midst of chastening. Whatever you do - don't miss chapter 3... it's the key to the … Continue reading Lamentations
The weeping prophet gives us a glimpse in to the heartbreak of God as he watches his nation suffer the damaging consequences of sinful rebellion. Jeremiah is a book of interrogations (many questions from God to man), of restoration (there IS hope!), of persecutions (Jeremiah suffered personally), and of illustrations (numerous object-lesson-style sermons).
Isaiah ("salvation of the LORD") wrote more prophecies about the Messiah than any other. This book is often called the Miniature Bible because its 66 chapters mimic the 66 books - there's even a shift at chapter 40 from law to grace, from judgment to hope (just like Malachi/Matthew - books 39-40). This … Continue reading Isaiah
Solomon's "Song of Songs" remains one of the most controversial books in the Old Testament. Is it about God's love for His people, or about Solomon's love for a Shunamite maiden, or a great moral story about the purity of marital intimacy? Read, discover, and decide...