[Zechariah] Night Visions

[Zechariah] Night Visions

“In the night I saw a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen; and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses. Then I said, “What are these, my lord?” The angel who talked with me said to me, “I will show you what they...
[Habakkuk] Questions for God

[Habakkuk] Questions for God

Though the fig tree does not blossom,     and no fruit is on the vines; though the produce of the olive fails,     and the fields yield no food; though the flock is cut off from the fold,     and there is no herd in the stalls,      yet I will rejoice in the Lord;...
[Nahum] God is Good?

[Nahum] God is Good?

“Yahweh is good, a stronghold in a day of troubles, protecting those who take refuge in God.”  — Nahum 1:7 God is good. All the time. All the time. God is good. It is a popular call and response. I’m not sure of its origins. I recall it as I...
[Micah] You Lived

[Micah] You Lived

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”  — Micah 6:8 All prophets claim authority. Most prophets are full of courage. Micah balances...
[Jonah] A Large Prayer

[Jonah] A Large Prayer

“Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish.”  Jonah 2:1 Now about that fish, the whale that swallowed Jonah. Some scholars believe the Book of Jonah is the story of a real life messenger of God: Jonah, son of Amittai, a prophet of...
[Obadiah] Beyond Doom

[Obadiah] Beyond Doom

“Though you soar like the eagle, and your nest is set among the stars, From there I will bring you down—      oracle of the LORD.”  Obadiah 1:4 Speaking in metaphor, Obadiah addresses the Edomites who lived among the cliffs and mountaintops around the Dead...