All summer we’ve been going through some of the minor prophets, in a bible study I wrote two years ago (learn more about the background of this study in the introduction). We’re going to close the series with some of the conclusion I wrote for the original study guide.
Here’s a brief look at some of the topics we’ve covered while studying these six books:
- Pride deceives
- The good you DON’T do is sin
- Deeds return on your head (the Boomerang Effect)
- Crying out to God
- Turning your heart toward God
- God’s gifts satisfy fully –and more!
- God is both Judge and Protector
- God is present with us
- Seek God
- Seek God together
- Trust God to deal with injustice
- God is faithful when we are not
- Serving shoulder-to-shoulder
- When sin goes unpunished
- Trusting God when life doesn’t go to plan
- Watching for God’s answers
- God’s heart for the exploited
- Lament worship
- Serve God first – trust Him to take care of the rest
- Obeying (not procrastinating)
- God’s presence makes the temple great
- Offerings of faith
- Tools chosen by God
- What would your life be like without God?
- Priest offering sacrifices
- Breaking faith/keeping faith
- Trusting God’s timing
- Robbing God
- Unity affects God
There’s a LOT packed into these six short books. One thing I love about reading the Bible is that no matter how many times I read the same book, there’s always SO MUCH MORE to learn. I discover new treasures every time as I turn my heart to God.
- These lists reflect some of the things that are special to me in each of these books. I encourage you to make your own list, of the things that spoke to you from each book.
I hope that you have enjoyed taking a brief look at some of the minor prophets. I pray that you have a deeper understanding of the character of God, and his passionate love you his people – his passionate love for YOU.
I also hope that you have been recording your thoughts, your insights, your questions. These are the things we need to share with each other! This is how we strengthen our faith – gathering together, sharing together.
I’m going to close with a beautiful prayer from Ephesians 3:20-21:
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
God is truly beyond comprehension, beyond imagination.
He is greater than all our wildest dreams.
I pray he will be glorified through me, through you – through us, as we continue to seek him together.