March 2019 saw the blog explore the so-called Minor Prophets. It was a journey of discovery – Why was Nahum so hung up with Nineveh? Who would have thought Habakkuk and Malachi would have that kind of reflective relationship? Is Jonah really the worst of all time? Haggai and his house building priorities was not appreciated like this before. As for Zechariah … wowsers.
That was just some of the things touched on in this series. By no means presenting itself as a thorough comprehensive study of the books, this March with the Minor Prophets offers insight into knowing more of God and seeing the human condition. The March was not just to study what happened then dispassionately. The point of the prophetic is God communicating – and the outstanding thing about what He communicated then is how on point it could be both for that time and in being fulfilled with Jesus and points of application for us today.
One thing this series encourages is for you to check these prophets for yourself and get the direct challenge and joy of reading these words for yourself!
Feel free to enjoy the March by clicking the link for each entry:
- March With The Minors – Prelude
- Hosea 1 – The Faithless
- Hosea 2 – The Faithful
- Joel 1 – Bad Day
- Joel 2 – Good Day
- Amos 1 – He Sees, He Knows
- Amos 2 – Hope of Restoration
- Obadiah 1 – The Edom Complex
- Obadiah 2 – Treat Them Right
- Jonah 1 – Something Against Jonah
- Jonah 2 – Something Around Jonah
- Micah 1 – What’s The Charge?
- Micah 2 – A Beacon of Peace
- Nahum 1 – Dealing with Bullies
- Nahum 2 – Ironic Justice
- Habakkuk 1 – Questioning God
- Habakkuk 2 – Joy in Tribulation
- Zephaniah 1 – Enraged
- Zephaniah 2 – Engaged
- Haggai 1 – Check Yourself and Your Priorities
- Haggai 2 – The Best Is Yet To Come
- Zechariah 1 – God Springs Into Action
- Zechariah 2 – The King Is Coming
- Malachi 1 – Unacceptable Priesthood
- Malachi 2 – Messenger
- March With The Minors – Reflections
The series would not have been possible without the inspiration of God and a love for His Word in life and power. Huge thanks goes to ongoing and unswerving support of my beloved wife, Authrine Dryden. There’s also been a tight band of brothers who were with me every step of the way – so massive thanks to Chola Simfukwe and Kelvin Mulenga Mwansa.
It’s also important to point out that some online resources that were very helpful for accompanying and gaining some understanding on these books. Those resources are chiefly:
- David Pawson’s series on Unlocking the Old Testament
- The Bible Project’s summary on the Books in the Old Testament
- Pastor Landon’s brief summaries on the Minor Prophets