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The Purpose of Prophecy


Daily Bible Reading – Micah 5-7; Hebrews 7

Today’s Key Passage – Micah 5:1-5

 

There are many prophets in the Bible.  Some prophets were sent by God to call the people to repentance.  Others were sent by God to prepare the way for the Messiah.  Though the prophets in the Bible were sent by God at different times to speak to different groups of people for different reasons, they were all sent by God for a single purpose.  The purpose of prophecy is not just to predict the future or to make the prophets credible.  While prophecy certainly did these things in the Bible, the purpose behind it is something much greater.  The purpose of prophecy is to give people hope.  Prophecy gives us hope as we learn about God’s ultimate plans for us, and gives us hope as we learn more about Jesus Christ.

In today’s key passage, the prophet Micah provides us with one of the clearest prophecies in the Old Testament of the coming of Christ.  He began by saying that the ruler of Israel would be struck down by enemies. (Vs. 1)  Most likely, Micah was talking about King Zedekiah who was the last king in David’s lineage to rule before Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem.  Micah went on to say that a new King would be born in Bethlehem. (Vs. 2)  This King would be, “from of old, from ancient times” (Vs. 2) meaning that the King who was coming had been alive forever and was present at creation.  Micah continued by saying, “He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. “ (Vs. 4)  Of course, we all know this King Micah is talking about is the Messiah who, though eternal, was born into human history in Bethlehem as the man, Jesus Christ.  We also know that Jesus will one day rule over everyone and everything when, “his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.  And he will be their peace.” (Vss. 4-5)

To truly realize the hope that lies in prophecy, we have to trust God in two ways.  First, we have to trust that God never lies.  What He says He will do is what He will do.  Secondly, we have to trust that God will not change his mind.  God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  He will not change or alter His plans.  The entirety of the Bible points to God’s plan for this life.  God’s plan calls for His Son, Jesus Christ, to be born in Bethlehem as a man and to live a perfect life.  God’s plan calls for Jesus to die on the cross as the perfect, once and for all sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins.  God’s plan calls for all of us to be reconciled to Him through faith in Christ.  Finally, God’s plan calls for Jesus to rule over everything and everyone and for Him to bring us eternal peace.  I am not sure about you, but I cannot imagine anything bringing more hope than God’s plan!  If you are looking for hope in this life, it can be found right there in your Bible.  In can be found in the prophecies of God.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Selective Hearing


Daily Bible Reading – Micah 1-4; Hebrews 6

Today’s Key Passage – Micah 1:1-7

 

Micah was a prophet who directed his message to the southern kingdom of Judah.  He lived at the same time as Isaiah, and the two most likely knew each other.  Like the prophets before him and the prophets after him, Micah preached a message of repentance to the people of Judah.  He wanted the people to turn away from their evil ways and turn back to God.  He told them all about God’s anger with their sins, and he warned them of the impending destruction that would befall them because of their refusal to repent.  Sadly, more often than not the words of these prophets were ignored.  By this time, though God sent many messengers, most of the Israelites were no longer listening to them.  They refused to hear the truth about their own sinfulness, and the people’s hearts were so hardened toward God they were unable to really hear God’s warnings about what was coming.  The people were suffering from selective hearing, as they only wanted to focus on the things that supported their sinful way of life.

All of us have a tendency to have selective hearing at times.  We like to hear the things and the people that support our own opinions, but often we are tempted to reject and ignore anything that might cause us to change our thinking or our current way of life.  Selective hearing is dangerous because refusing to listen to others or what God’s Word is trying to tell us can lead us to miss His warnings.  God speaks to all of us in a variety of ways.  Sometimes He speaks to us using the Bible.  Other times he uses a person.  Still other times he speaks to us in a soft voice during our quiet times.  We have to be careful that when He speaks, we are hearing Him clearly, and we have to be careful that we are hearing His entire message.  This cannot happen when we are only listening to the things we want to hear.  Sometimes God challenges us.  He challenges our way of thinking and He challenges our way of living.  When there are things about our lives that God wants us to change, He is going to let us know about them one way or another.  If we choose to only listen selectively, we might miss His voice.  Like the people of Judah and Israel, we might miss His warnings.  Do not miss what God is trying to tell you because of selective hearing.  Listen to the people who think you are wrong.  Read and study the passages of the Bible that you do not think apply to your life or that you find challenging.  When you are careful to avoid selective hearing, you are more likely to hear God speaking to you.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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The Purpose of Prophecy


Daily Bible Reading – Micah 5-7; Hebrews 7

Today’s Key Passage – Micah 5:1-5

 

There are many prophets in the Bible.  Some prophets were sent by God to call the people to repentance.  Others were sent by God to prepare the way for the Messiah.  Though the prophets in the Bible were sent by God at different times to speak to different groups of people for different reasons, they were all sent by God for a single purpose.  The purpose of prophecy is not just to predict the future or to make the prophets credible.  While prophecy certainly did these things in the Bible, the purpose behind it is something much greater.  The purpose of prophecy is to give people hope.  Prophecy gives us hope as we learn about God’s ultimate plans for us, and gives us hope as we learn more about Jesus Christ.

In today’s key passage, the prophet Micah provides us with one of the clearest prophecies in the Old Testament of the coming of Christ.  He began by saying that the ruler of Israel would be struck down by enemies. (Vs. 1)  Most likely, Micah was talking about King Zedekiah who was the last king in David’s lineage to rule before Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem.  Micah went on to say that a new King would be born in Bethlehem. (Vs. 2)  This King would be, “from of old, from ancient times” (Vs. 2) meaning that the King who was coming had been alive forever and was present at creation.  Micah continued by saying, “He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. “ (Vs. 4)  Of course, we all know this King Micah is talking about is the Messiah who, though eternal, was born into human history in Bethlehem as the man, Jesus Christ.  We also know that Jesus will one day rule over everyone and everything when, “his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.  And he will be their peace.” (Vss. 4-5)

To truly realize the hope that lies in prophecy, we have to trust God in two ways.  First, we have to trust that God never lies.  What He says He will do is what He will do.  Secondly, we have to trust that God will not change his mind.  God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  He will not change or alter His plans.  The entirety of the Bible points to God’s plan for this life.  God’s plan calls for His Son, Jesus Christ, to be born in Bethlehem as a man and to live a perfect life.  God’s plan calls for Jesus to die on the cross as the perfect, once and for all sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins.  God’s plan calls for all of us to be reconciled to Him through faith in Christ.  Finally, God’s plan calls for Jesus to rule over everything and everyone and for Him to bring us eternal peace.  I am not sure about you, but I cannot imagine anything bringing more hope than God’s plan!  If you are looking for hope in this life, it can be found right there in your Bible.  In can be found in the prophecies of God.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Selective Hearing


Daily Bible Reading – Micah 1-4; Hebrews 6

Today’s Key Passage – Micah 1:1-7

 

Micah was a prophet who directed his message to the southern kingdom of Judah.  He lived at the same time as Isaiah, and the two most likely knew each other.  Like the prophets before him and the prophets after him, Micah preached a message of repentance to the people of Judah.  He wanted the people to turn away from their evil ways and turn back to God.  He told them all about God’s anger with their sins, and he warned them of the impending destruction that would befall them because of their refusal to repent.  Sadly, more often than not the words of these prophets were ignored.  By this time, though God sent many messengers, most of the Israelites were no longer listening to them.  They refused to hear the truth about their own sinfulness, and the people’s hearts were so hardened toward God they were unable to really hear God’s warnings about what was coming.  The people were suffering from selective hearing, as they only wanted to focus on the things that supported their sinful way of life.

All of us have a tendency to have selective hearing at times.  We like to hear the things and the people that support our own opinions, but often we are tempted to reject and ignore anything that might cause us to change our thinking or our current way of life.  Selective hearing is dangerous because refusing to listen to others or what God’s Word is trying to tell us can lead us to miss His warnings.  God speaks to all of us in a variety of ways.  Sometimes He speaks to us using the Bible.  Other times he uses a person.  Still other times he speaks to us in a soft voice during our quiet times.  We have to be careful that when He speaks, we are hearing Him clearly, and we have to be careful that we are hearing His entire message.  This cannot happen when we are only listening to the things we want to hear.  Sometimes God challenges us.  He challenges our way of thinking and He challenges our way of living.  When there are things about our lives that God wants us to change, He is going to let us know about them one way or another.  If we choose to only listen selectively, we might miss His voice.  Like the people of Judah and Israel, we might miss His warnings.  Do not miss what God is trying to tell you because of selective hearing.  Listen to the people who think you are wrong.  Read and study the passages of the Bible that you do not think apply to your life or that you find challenging.  When you are careful to avoid selective hearing, you are more likely to hear God speaking to you.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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The Purpose of Prophecy


Daily Bible Reading – Micah 5-7; Hebrews 7

Today’s Key Passage – Micah 5:1-5

 

There are many prophets in the Bible.  Some prophets were sent by God to call the people to repentance.  Others were sent by God to prepare the way for the Messiah.  Though the prophets in the Bible were sent by God at different times to speak to different groups of people for different reasons, they were all sent by God for a single purpose.  The purpose of prophecy is not just to predict the future or to make the prophets credible.  While prophecy certainly did these things in the Bible, the purpose behind it is something much greater.  The purpose of prophecy is to give people hope.  Prophecy gives us hope as we learn about God’s ultimate plans for us, and gives us hope as we learn more about Jesus Christ.

In today’s key passage, the prophet Micah provides us with one of the clearest prophecies in the Old Testament of the coming of Christ.  He began by saying that the ruler of Israel would be struck down by enemies. (Vs. 1)  Most likely, Micah was talking about King Zedekiah who was the last king in David’s lineage to rule before Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem.  Micah went on to say that a new King would be born in Bethlehem. (Vs. 2)  This King would be, “from of old, from ancient times” (Vs. 2) meaning that the King who was coming had been alive forever and was present at creation.  Micah continued by saying, “He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. “ (Vs. 4)  Of course, we all know this King Micah is talking about is the Messiah who, though eternal, was born into human history in Bethlehem as the man, Jesus Christ.  We also know that Jesus will one day rule over everyone and everything when, “his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.  And he will be their peace.” (Vss. 4-5)

To truly realize the hope that lies in prophecy, we have to trust God in two ways.  First, we have to trust that God never lies.  What He says He will do is what He will do.  Secondly, we have to trust that God will not change his mind.  God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  He will not change or alter His plans.  The entirety of the Bible points to God’s plan for this life.  God’s plan calls for His Son, Jesus Christ, to be born in Bethlehem as a man and to live a perfect life.  God’s plan calls for Jesus to die on the cross as the perfect, once and for all sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins.  God’s plan calls for all of us to be reconciled to Him through faith in Christ.  Finally, God’s plan calls for Jesus to rule over everything and everyone and for Him to bring us eternal peace.  I am not sure about you, but I cannot imagine anything bringing more hope than God’s plan!  If you are looking for hope in this life, it can be found right there in your Bible.  In can be found in the prophecies of God.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Selective Hearing


Daily Bible Reading – Micah 1-4; Hebrews 6

Today’s Key Passage – Micah 1:1-7

 

Micah was a prophet who directed his message to the southern kingdom of Judah.  He lived at the same time as Isaiah, and the two most likely knew each other.  Like the prophets before him and the prophets after him, Micah preached a message of repentance to the people of Judah.  He wanted the people to turn away from their evil ways and turn back to God.  He told them all about God’s anger with their sins, and he warned them of the impending destruction that would befall them because of their refusal to repent.  Sadly, more often than not the words of these prophets were ignored.  By this time, though God sent many messengers, most of the Israelites were no longer listening to them.  They refused to hear the truth about their own sinfulness, and the people’s hearts were so hardened toward God they were unable to really hear God’s warnings about what was coming.  The people were suffering from selective hearing, as they only wanted to focus on the things that supported their sinful way of life.

All of us have a tendency to have selective hearing at times.  We like to hear the things and the people that support our own opinions, but often we are tempted to reject and ignore anything that might cause us to change our thinking or our current way of life.  Selective hearing is dangerous because refusing to listen to others or what God’s Word is trying to tell us can lead us to miss His warnings.  God speaks to all of us in a variety of ways.  Sometimes He speaks to us using the Bible.  Other times he uses a person.  Still other times he speaks to us in a soft voice during our quiet times.  We have to be careful that when He speaks, we are hearing Him clearly, and we have to be careful that we are hearing His entire message.  This cannot happen when we are only listening to the things we want to hear.  Sometimes God challenges us.  He challenges our way of thinking and He challenges our way of living.  When there are things about our lives that God wants us to change, He is going to let us know about them one way or another.  If we choose to only listen selectively, we might miss His voice.  Like the people of Judah and Israel, we might miss His warnings.  Do not miss what God is trying to tell you because of selective hearing.  Listen to the people who think you are wrong.  Read and study the passages of the Bible that you do not think apply to your life or that you find challenging.  When you are careful to avoid selective hearing, you are more likely to hear God speaking to you.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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The Purpose of Prophecy


Daily Bible Reading – Micah 5-7; Hebrews 7

Today’s Key Passage – Micah 5:1-5

 

There are many prophets in the Bible.  Some prophets were sent by God to call the people to repentance.  Others were sent by God to prepare the way for the Messiah.  Though the prophets in the Bible were sent by God at different times to speak to different groups of people for different reasons, they were all sent by God for a single purpose.  The purpose of prophecy is not just to predict the future or to make the prophets credible.  While prophecy certainly did these things in the Bible, the purpose behind it is something much greater.  The purpose of prophecy is to give people hope.  Prophecy gives us hope as we learn about God’s ultimate plans for us, and gives us hope as we learn more about Jesus Christ.

In today’s key passage, the prophet Micah provides us with one of the clearest prophecies in the Old Testament of the coming of Christ.  He began by saying that the ruler of Israel would be struck down by enemies. (Vs. 1)  Most likely, Micah was talking about King Zedekiah who was the last king in David’s lineage to rule before Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem.  Micah went on to say that a new King would be born in Bethlehem. (Vs. 2)  This King would be, “from of old, from ancient times” (Vs. 2) meaning that the King who was coming had been alive forever and was present at creation.  Micah continued by saying, “He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. “ (Vs. 4)  Of course, we all know this King Micah is talking about is the Messiah who, though eternal, was born into human history in Bethlehem as the man, Jesus Christ.  We also know that Jesus will one day rule over everyone and everything when, “his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.  And he will be their peace.” (Vss. 4-5)

To truly realize the hope that lies in prophecy, we have to trust God in two ways.  First, we have to trust that God never lies.  What He says He will do is what He will do.  Secondly, we have to trust that God will not change his mind.  God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  He will not change or alter His plans.  The entirety of the Bible points to God’s plan for this life.  God’s plan calls for His Son, Jesus Christ, to be born in Bethlehem as a man and to live a perfect life.  God’s plan calls for Jesus to die on the cross as the perfect, once and for all sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins.  God’s plan calls for all of us to be reconciled to Him through faith in Christ.  Finally, God’s plan calls for Jesus to rule over everything and everyone and for Him to bring us eternal peace.  I am not sure about you, but I cannot imagine anything bringing more hope than God’s plan!  If you are looking for hope in this life, it can be found right there in your Bible.  In can be found in the prophecies of God.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Selective Hearing


Daily Bible Reading – Micah 1-4; Hebrews 6

Today’s Key Passage – Micah 1:1-7

 

Micah was a prophet who directed his message to the southern kingdom of Judah.  He lived at the same time as Isaiah, and the two most likely knew each other.  Like the prophets before him and the prophets after him, Micah preached a message of repentance to the people of Judah.  He wanted the people to turn away from their evil ways and turn back to God.  He told them all about God’s anger with their sins, and he warned them of the impending destruction that would befall them because of their refusal to repent.  Sadly, more often than not the words of these prophets were ignored.  By this time, though God sent many messengers, most of the Israelites were no longer listening to them.  They refused to hear the truth about their own sinfulness, and the people’s hearts were so hardened toward God they were unable to really hear God’s warnings about what was coming.  The people were suffering from selective hearing, as they only wanted to focus on the things that supported their sinful way of life.

All of us have a tendency to have selective hearing at times.  We like to hear the things and the people that support our own opinions, but often we are tempted to reject and ignore anything that might cause us to change our thinking or our current way of life.  Selective hearing is dangerous because refusing to listen to others or what God’s Word is trying to tell us can lead us to miss His warnings.  God speaks to all of us in a variety of ways.  Sometimes He speaks to us using the Bible.  Other times he uses a person.  Still other times he speaks to us in a soft voice during our quiet times.  We have to be careful that when He speaks, we are hearing Him clearly, and we have to be careful that we are hearing His entire message.  This cannot happen when we are only listening to the things we want to hear.  Sometimes God challenges us.  He challenges our way of thinking and He challenges our way of living.  When there are things about our lives that God wants us to change, He is going to let us know about them one way or another.  If we choose to only listen selectively, we might miss His voice.  Like the people of Judah and Israel, we might miss His warnings.  Do not miss what God is trying to tell you because of selective hearing.  Listen to the people who think you are wrong.  Read and study the passages of the Bible that you do not think apply to your life or that you find challenging.  When you are careful to avoid selective hearing, you are more likely to hear God speaking to you.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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The Purpose of Prophecy


Daily Bible Reading – Micah 5-7; Hebrews 7

Today’s Key Passage – Micah 5:1-5 – CLICK HERE to read the key passage

 

There are many prophets in the Bible.  Some prophets were sent by God to call the people to repentance.  Others were sent by God to prepare the way for the Messiah.  Though the prophets in the Bible were sent by God at different times to speak to different groups of people for different reasons, they were all sent by God for a single purpose.  The purpose of prophecy is not just to predict the future or to make the prophets credible.  While prophecy certainly did these things in the Bible, the purpose behind it is something much greater.  The purpose of prophecy is to give people hope.  Prophecy gives us hope as we learn about God’s ultimate plans for us, and gives us hope as we learn more about Jesus Christ.

In today’s key passage, the prophet Micah provides us with one of the clearest prophecies in the Old Testament of the coming of Christ.  He began by saying that the ruler of Israel would be struck down by enemies. (Vs. 1)  Most likely, Micah was talking about King Zedekiah who was the last king in David’s lineage to rule before Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem.  Micah went on to say that a new King would be born in Bethlehem. (Vs. 2)  This King would be, “from of old, from ancient times” (Vs. 2) meaning that the King who was coming had been alive forever and was present at creation.  Micah continued by saying, “He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. “ (Vs. 4)  Of course, we all know this King Micah is talking about is the Messiah who, though eternal, was born into human history in Bethlehem as the man, Jesus Christ.  We also know that Jesus will one day rule over everyone and everything when, “his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.  And he will be their peace.” (Vss. 4-5)

To truly realize the hope that lies in prophecy, we have to trust God in two ways.  First, we have to trust that God never lies.  What He says He will do is what He will do.  Secondly, we have to trust that God will not change his mind.  God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  He will not change or alter His plans.  The entirety of the Bible points to God’s plan for this life.  God’s plan calls for His Son Jesus Christ to be born in Bethlehem as a man and to live a perfect life.  God’s plan calls for Jesus to die on the cross as the perfect, once and for all sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins.  God’s plan calls for all of us to be reconciled to Him through faith in Christ.  Finally, God’s plan calls for Jesus to rule over everything and everyone and for Him to bring us eternal peace.  I am not sure about you, but I cannot imagine anything bringing more hope than God’s plan!  If you are looking for hope in this life, it can be found right there in your Bible.  In can be found in the prophecies of God.

 

 

Can you think of any other lessons we can learn from today’s key passage?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

 

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Selective Hearing


Daily Bible Reading – Micah 1-4; Hebrews 6

Today’s Key Passage – Micah 1:1-7 – CLICK HERE to read the key passage

 

Micah was a prophet who directed his message to the southern kingdom of Judah.  He lived at the same time as Isaiah, and the two most likely knew each other.  Like the prophets before him and the prophets after him, Micah preached a message of repentance to the people of Judah.  He wanted the people to turn away from their evil ways and turn back to God.  He told them all about God’s anger with their sins, and he warned them of the impending destruction that would befall them because of their refusal to repent.  Sadly, more often than not the words of these prophets fell on deaf ears.  By this time, though God sent many messengers, most of the Israelites were no longer listening to them.  They refused to hear the truth about their own sinfulness, and the people’s hearts were so hardened toward God they were unable to really hear God’s warnings about what was coming.  The people were suffering from selective hearing, as they only wanted to focus on the things that supported their sinful way of life.

All of us have a tendency to have selective hearing at times.  We like to hear the things and the people that support our own opinions, but often we are tempted to reject and ignore anything that might cause us to change our thinking or our current way of life.  Selective hearing is dangerous because refusing to listen to others or what God’s Word is trying to tell us can lead us to miss His warnings.  God speaks to all of us in a variety of ways.  Sometimes He speaks to us using the Bible.  Other times he uses a person.  Still other times he speaks to us in a soft voice during our quiet times.  We have to be careful that when He speaks to us we are hearing Him clearly and we have to be careful that we are hearing His entire message.  This cannot happen when we are only listening to the things we want to hear.  Sometimes God challenges us.  He challenges our way of thinking and He challenges our way of living.  When there are things about our lives that God wants us to change, He is going to let us know about them one way or another.  If we choose to only listen selectively, we might miss His voice.  Like the people of Judah and Israel, we might miss His warnings.  Do not miss what God is trying to tell you because of selective hearing.  Listen to the people who think you are wrong.  Read and study the passages of the Bible that you do not think apply to your life or that you find challenging.  When you are careful to avoid selective hearing, you are more likely to hear God speaking to you.

 

 

Can you think of any other lessons we can learn from today’s key passage?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

 

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