2017 October

Micah 5:1-15

Introduction Micah 5:1-15: Micah says that God will appoint a ruler to take care of the people and to bring them peace. Enemies will be defeated and idols honoring other gods will be destroyed. This l... Read More »

Micah 4:1-13

Introduction Micah 4:1-13: Micah promises that in the future, people of all nations will worship the Lord in Jerusalem. Peace will come when they live according to God’s law. God’s people ... Read More »

Micah 3:1-12

Introduction Micah 3:1-12: The rulers of Israel were supposed to provide justice on the basis of God’s law, but they treated people unjustly and broke God’s law in many other ways. The pro... Read More »

Micah 2:1-13

Introduction Micah 2:1-13: Micah preaches an unpopular message. In today’s passage, he accuses leaders and rich people of treating the poor unjustly, cheating families out of homes and land. He ... Read More »

Micah 1:1-16

Introduction Micah 1:1-16: This week, we will read Micah. In Hebrew, “Micah” means, “who is like the Lord.” This phrase is more of an exclamation than a question, for in this b... Read More »

Amos 5:1-27

Introduction Amos 5:1-27: Amos, a shepherd farmer from Judah, is sent to Israel to preach the Lord’s message of judgment. He declares God’s disgust with Israel’s sacrifices and festi... Read More »

Ezekiel 34:11-31

Introduction Ezekiel 34:11-31: In yesterday’s passage, the Lord describes Israel’s leaders as bad shepherds. In today’s passage, God describes himself as a good shepherd who finds, p... Read More »

Ezekiel 34:1-10

Introduction Ezekiel 34:1-10: In today’s passage, God tells Ezekiel that the leaders of Israel are like bad shepherds who take the sheep’s wool and milk but never care for the sheep themse... Read More »

Isaiah 61:1-11

Introduction Isaiah 61:1-11: Today’s passage brings the good news of God’s deliverance for the oppressed. Isaiah says God will bring about freedom, comfort, hope and joy. He shares GodR... Read More »

Isaiah 11:1-16

Introduction Isaiah 11:1-16: Today’s passage is a prophecy of hope for the Israelites who have been oppressed by the Assyrians. Isaiah describes a future king who will come from the line of Davi... Read More »

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