Bible in 90 Days: The Minor Prophets

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This past week I started the minor prophets.  I am so glad to get to this point in my reading! This is my second time around doing the Bible in 90 days, and I have noticed that once I get out of the major prophets the reading gets easier for me. Since the minor prophets tend to fly by I thought I would look up each of their themes or messages just to keep myself focused.  This is what I came up with when I looked online...

 Hosea  -Spiritual Adultery

 Joel  -The Day of the LORD

 Amos  -National Accountability

 Obadiah  -The Destruction of Edom

 Jonah  -Obedience

 Micah -Purest Religion

 Nahum  -The Destruction of Nineveh

 Habakkuk -The Mystery of Providence

 Zephaniah  -God’s Searching Judgment

 Haggai  -Working for God First

 Zechariah  -The Hope of the Future

 Malachi  -Ignorant Opposition

One theme that I have come across in all the prophets (major and minor) is the fact that God talks over and over again about restoring His people.  The prophets mainly talk about God's punishment in the form of exile, but God restoring His people is of equal importance.

At that time I will gather you; at that time I wil bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among al the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes," says the Lord.  {Zephaniah 3:20}

What a comfort to know that he will not leave us in a dark place forever...that our fortunes will be restored.


Sarah said...

That list is so helpful! I am still in Jeremiah, but when I get to the minor prophets I will keep your list in mind. Thanks!

Amie said...

Thanks for the review. We're using the Real Science Odyssey right now but one day will move to a text format.
Amie-from the HHH