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Micah

Some Tips on Reading the Book of Micah Micah is a unique book – this 6th book of the prophets is carefully and uniquely arranged. You will notice a series of oracles arranged carefully but not necessarily chronologically and over a long span of time. His ministry covers a long time from 742 BC to 686 BC during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. Micah, the master wordsmith Micah’s contemporary is Isaiah. While Isaiah moves among the court of Kings and has some kind of nobility, Micah is a much more an average man, a farmer who is more or less equivalent to the man on the street in our day. As such he identified readily with the sufferings and probably experienced injustices as well. He identified himself with his hometown Moresheth rather than a family lineage. Such identification may further indicate his family name may not be so well-known. As he is probably a farm man, he is able to identify more readily with many of the judgment. His own hometown (1:14) is among those named in Yahweh’s judgment. Micah’s message is much shorter. The brevity however only magnified the intensity of his message and preaching. There is a sense of urgency in his message and the pace is unrelenting. Sometimes the impact is lost when translated into English. Check out the amazing wordplay in chapter 1:10-16 of Eugene Peterson’s Message. It captures the approximation to what the wordplay of the original text. Imagine the irony! Structure of Book The literary structure highlights Micah's main themes of Israel's social sins, the moral failure of its leadership, and Yahweh's... read more

Jonah

Jonah and Nahum are categorized under the Minor Prophets of OT…but there is nothing minor about their message! The term ‘minor’ refers to their length rather than their importance or that stature of the prophets. Do you know that both Jonah and Nahum spoke about Nineveh? Read on… Some TIPS on How to Read the Book of Jonah Ever thought that some people are beyond hope because they seem so evil and incapable of change – perhaps a serial killer or drug kingpin or terrorist? Like us, Jonah viewed the Assyrians in similar manner. The Assyrians were known for their gruesome torture acts. Yet, God asked him to love them. At this time in Israel’s history, the northern kingdom had its traditional borders restored by King Jeroboam II. He had been able to recover territory lost in earlier times. Nevertheless, Assyria remained a very real threat from the north at this time. It is against this historical backdrop that God sent Jonah to Nineveh to warn it of the imminent danger of divine judgment. As you read Jonah, Notice the changes that occur in the city of Nineveh and in Jonah. Observe how God pushes him to make these Look out for God’s compassion for all people and the great lengths to which He will go to get our attention. Reflection Jonah’s reluctance to go to Nineveh hinged on his view that the cruel Assyrians did not deserve to be saved and that God would surely relent if they repented. Through Jonah’s distress in the belly of the fish and his encounter with the withering vine, God slowly changed him.... read more

Obadiah

Some TIPS on How to Read the Book of Obadiah Obadiah is the shortest book in OT & has only 21 verses. It can be divided into 3 parts where the Lord speaks about different aspects regarding Edom and what they have done. The Lord spoke to them through Obadiah (his name means servant of God). So I suggest that you study the book following the 3 parts each a day to have a deeper insight on what really happened and use the 4th day to reflect and ponder how the story of Edom is applicable to our life. Day 1 - Verse 1-9 As you read, try to find the tone God is speaking to the people. Why and what is God going to deal with them? What are the severities they are going to face? Try to imagine the metaphorical examples that were used & how realistic it is. Day 2 - Verse 10-16 Find out what really Edom has done to Israel in the past (you may need to do some background & historical research. Eg: Origin of Edom, what they did to Israel, their relationship & etc…) Day 3 - Verse 17-21 How great and glorious will the restoration and reward for Israel will be in the end? Why & what are they being rewarded with? Once upon time exiles now OWNERS? Day 4 – Reflection & applications What does the story means to us? How is Edom related to us as Christians now? Maybe it is a good time to examine what pride and unkind character can cause& do to us? Reflection Obsessed with... read more

Amos

Some TIPS on How to Read the Book of Amos The book of Amos has 9 chapters. Short enough to cover a few rounds in 30 days Amos 1-2 Judgments on the Nations Amos 3-6 Messages against Israel Amos 7-9:10 Five visions Amos 9:11-15 Israel’s Restoration It would be helpful to write down what stayed with you. Use different symbols or color pencils / pens to highlight repetitious words/ phrases and names of God/pronoun. There are many categories to be found. Take note of the nations. What are God’s charges against them? It is good to refer to a biblical map during the time of the Divided Kingdom. As you pay attention to the details, your reading experience and comprehension will surely be enhanced. As you ponder on the outward religiousity and injustices all around us with the understanding of our Sovereign LORD / the LORD GOD Almighty in Amos is, remember those in power and position (within/out of the church) - the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak, the church-goers, including you and me. He may lead us to search our heart, to repent, to intercede, to revere and worship Him. The book of Amos, the prophet Amos in the first 3 chapters started off with the accusation of sin & judgment against the nation surrounding Israel (enemies to ‘cousins’ of Israel) and ended with Judah and Israel themselves. A look further into v4-8, and the following chapters after, the people of God that has become ‘me’ centered, taking advantage of others that are weaker, exploiting, robbing and grabbing for themselves. ­­­­ Reflection What is... read more

Daniel

A helpful question to ask in the reading of any part of Scripture is “What is this passage telling me about God?” As I read Daniel, two characteristics of God stood out: The Sovereign Lord, The Triumphant Lord Some TIPS on How to Read the Book of Daniel The book of Daniel is well known for being the home of three favourite Bible stories for kids: Daniel and the lions’ den, the three friends in the fiery furnace and the writing on the wall. Those of us who grew up in church will at some point probably have either acted out these stories or created art works depicting poor Daniel thrown into the lions’ den. But Daniel is also home to some super-weird visions – depicting of creatures and scenes so weird that the closest things we as people in the 21st century can relate them to as sci-fi movies or books. MOST people find the actions-packed stories in the first half of Daniel fairly easy reading. But, when it comes to the second half (chapter 7 onwards), they find that the style of writing is so different from what they are used to that they struggle just to make sense of the text. Why does the book of Daniel contain such strange literature? How does the second half of Daniel relate to the first? Or are the two parts even related at all? To help you make sense of the book of Daniel as a whole, we’ve prepared three “big-picture” questions for you to ask as you read. As you work through the book with these questions in... read more

Revelation

Blessed is the one who reads it, hear it and take to heart The originator of Revelation is God, who gave this to Jesus to show John through His angel what must soon take place. Asia was hard-pressed as Christians were persecuted for their faith and were invited to worship Lord Caesar. Refusing to do so will end up being boycotted in business, receiving personal insults and even some to the point of losing their lives. It was also at this time that there are immoral men and women who comes and contaminates the church. The letter was address to the 7 churches in Asia Minor. Some TIPS on How to Read the Book of Revelation Revelation can be read in 7 portions. As you read the different portions, the questions were to help you to note the main focus. Chapter 1-3 Chapter 1 Note the magnificence of Christ, picture Him as you read Chapter 2-3 Note the commendation and admonition to the 7 churches. Ask which church am I like? And how can I be an overcomer? Chapter 4-7 Chapter 4 Note the key players which is the One sitting on the throne and the ones surrounding the throne Chapter 5 Who is worthy to take the scroll? Chapter 6-7 Destructions, what is my attitude towards sin and suffering? Chapter 8-11 The horror of the unrepentant and yet wickedness continues Chapter 12-14 Will I receive the mark of the beast and be deceived? Chapter 15-18 God will judge the deceiver Chapter 19-20 Are you ready to be the bride? Are you invited? Chapter 21-22 Our new home with... read more