Isaiah 9

Section 2c: After the darkness there is light and the promise of a ‘child born’ and ‘son given’ who shall victoriously establish His kingdom. Then contrasted with the glorious person of the Messiah is a fourfold judgement upon Israel and their leaders.

Isaiah 6

The Lord is still on the throne Section 1f: The introductory section of Isaiah’s prophecy concludes with this awesome vision of the holy presence of the triune God, who is revealed to Isaiah in the Son (John 12:37-41), who as King and Lord of hosts rightfully sits upon the sovereign throne of God. This was…

Isaiah 3

Section 1c: Isaiah continues with a description of society in his day and the destructive end to which they are heading. At the heart of it the selfishness of men and the pride of women, both setting themselves “against the LORD”.

Hosea 13

Section 5b: Final declarations of judgement for gross idolatry, including child sacrifice. Israel would reap what they had sown, to quote a previous chapter.

Hosea 8

Section 4b: The eagle is coming and captivity is certain, and warranted. God’s people had forgotten their Maker; His Word had become strange to them; and now, having ‘sown the wind, they shall reap the whirlwind’.

Hosea 4

Section 3a: Hosea begins to bring the LORD’s case against the northern nation of Israel, particularly in his sight are the supposed spiritual leaders of the people. Sadly, they were not leading and there was ‘no knowledge of God in the land’ – similar words can be said of our own day.

Hosea 1

Section 1: God’s faithful love for His covenant people pictured through Hosea’ personal life.

Amos 7

We learn about the heart and humility of Amos. We see his compassion for the people as he intercedes for them, and his simple obedience and trust in the Lord, taking no glory for himself. We hear of his commission to service, and think of the Great Commission the Lord has given to all His…

Amos 5

Seek the Lord! This is the repeated refrain in chapter five, “that ye may live”. It is not with the hope that God’s judgement will not fall, for that is certain, but gives hope of the promise of God’s presence for a faithful remnant, that He “shall be with you”, just as He was with…

Amos 4

Key Thought: Prepare to meet thy God. This is the conclusion to a series of seven precursors of judgement: famine, drought, pestilence etc, that ought to have turned the hearts of the people back to the LORD. Sadly, Amos would have to say ‘yet ye have not returned’. I cannot read this in our day…

Amos 3

Through Amos, the LORD sets out His case against Israel, and states the judgement that is coming. Key Thought: Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Amos 1 & 2

This prophecy of Amos begins with a series of eight announcements of judgement that span two chapters, ending with a pronouncement against the northern kingdom of Israel. We learn that God is long-suffering, but there is a limit. We end our thoughts at the cross considering the sufferings of Christ and His resurrection.