How many times do you skip past the introduction in a book?? This is not one you want to pass. He uses the analogy of a closet in describing the minor prophets as packed to the brim and you open it up having really forgotten what all is in the closet. This is what my craft closet looks like. It is also a Cailyn and Corban closet and also contains all of our games. You don't really know what all you will find until you sit and dig!!
Another analogy the author mentions is that the minor prophets is like the sea. You dive in and won't see the bottom for a good long while. Prophets are messengers from God. They know His message and they are bringing it to God's people. God has much to say and wants to show Himself to us all - then and even now in our lives today.
Our God is coming; He will not be silent!
Devouring fire precedes Him,
and a storm rages around Him
II Cor. 4:8-11
We are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair; 9 we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed. 10 We always carry the death of Jesus in our body, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who live are always given over to death because of Jesus, so that Jesus' life may also be revealed in our mortal flesh.
Life is hard for all of us at different times and with different situations. The minor prophets have a message for us today. I will list the chapters and you will see how practical the reading is, but not just the book, more importantly the Bible~~especially the minor prophets.
Let me know if you pick this book up. Daniel and I are reading it together and would love to hear your thoughts!!