Minor Prophets are Profitable
Today we begin our readings in the minor prophets, the 12 relatively short books that come at the end of our Old Testament in the standard English versions used by most evangelicals and protestants. The books are not in chronological order so it is helpful to consult the notes in a good study Bible or Bible handbook. See my resources for Bible readers tab here for suggestions.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Love so Amazing, so Divine
Reading: Hosea 1:1-5:15
“And the Lord said to me, ‘Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins’” Hosea 3:1
Sunday, September 18, 2016 How we look to God
Reading: Hosea 6:1-11:12
“Like grapes in the wilderness, I found Israel. “Like the first fruit on the fig tree in its first season, I saw your fathers. “But they came to Baal-peor and consecrated themselves to the thing of shame, and became detestable like the thing they loved” Hosea 9:10.
Keep reading. You will find the profits here are not minor at all. See you again on Monday.
[For reflections on these passages, see the corresponding readings in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].
[Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.]