In the Hebrew Scripture (Old Testament) there are 12 prophets identified as the “12 Minor Prophets” who are largely unknown and often shadowed by the major prophets like Isaiah and Jeremiah. Yet these characters and books offer rich historical backgrounds to the lives of ancient Hebrew people. And each “minor prophet” rose at a certain time in ancient Israel and addressed issues that were apropos to the time and place. Even though they wrote and prophesied thousands of years ago, these books still speak to us and have a voice in our world. Let’s explore the lives of Hosea, Amos, Obadiah, Malachi, and others this summer in Traditions.

Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson

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Corresponding Scriptures:

Nahum 1:3, 6-7 (NJKV)

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,
And will not at all acquit the wicked.

Who can stand before His indignation?
And who can endure the fierceness of His anger?
His fury is poured out like fire,
And the rocks are thrown down by Him.

The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him.

Obadiah 1:13-14 (NJKV)

13 You should not have entered the gate of My people
In the day of their calamity.
Indeed, you should not have [a]gazed on their affliction
In the day of their calamity,
Nor laid hands on their substance
In the day of their calamity.
14 You should not have stood at the crossroads
To cut off those among them who escaped;
Nor should you have [b]delivered up those among them who remained
In the day of distress.

August 29, 2021: “Nahum, Obadiah, and Hope in a Hostile World”