Ronny Graham, focusing on the sequel of Jonah, the book of Nahum, a rather obscure and neglected book in the Minor Prophets, suggests that, while it predicts a violent destruction of a world-class empire, it also provides comfort and assurance to the exiles of the ten-tribe Northern Kingdom of Israel. Nahum, whose name means …
The story of Jonah is about a prophet who is nominally obedient and grudgingly complies with God's instructions but never truly surrenders to His will.
The twelve small books are often overlooked, but the Minor Prophets contain vital messages for today's Christians facing the time of the end.
The twelve books of the Minor Prophets—including Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah—are often overlooked in favor of the Major Prophets and the four gospels.
As witnesses to the decline and fall of Israel and Judah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, and Haggai report the conditions that led to their defeat and captivity.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the passage, "God repented" or "it repented God," suggesting that God sometimes changes, seemingly contradicting the facet of God that He does not change (James 1:17) presents us a problem when we need to have faith in His changelessness. The problem resides in the semantic …
Jonah likely drowned; the great fish was his coffin rather than his prison. While Nineveh repented and was spared, Judah did not repent when Christ preached.
Not only must Christians follow true doctrines, but they must also live God's way in the proper attitude. Here are lessons from Jonah's and Moses' examples.
Biblically, patience is far more than simple endurance or longsuffering. The patience that God has shown man gives us an example of what true, godly patience is.
Moral failure compounds when self-loathing sabotages happiness. Only atonement can turn this depression around, providing the comfort of mental and spiritual health.
Forgiveness concerns each of us, and without God's forbearance, we would have absolutely no hope for anything beyond this brief, physical life.
Richard Ritenbaugh, drawing a powerful analogy from a book by Dorthea Brand, focusing upon strategies to defeat writer's block and self-imposed creative sabotage experienced by every major writer, applies these insights to spiritual self-sabotage, namely resistance (which is ground zero of our carnal human nature.) As writers …