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[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 the northern...

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[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 Sea. They...

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[Amos] In Righteous Respect

"But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”  -- Amos 5:24  What a drenching vision Amos has, this farmer prophet from a small village in Judea, called to preach to the people of the north...

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