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Straitened by Suffering

Luke 12:49-50 (NASB)

“I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!”

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Jonah - God Pursues His Own

Background

The book of Jonah is different from the other minor prophetical books because it is about the life of the prophet instead of a series of prophecies or visions from the prophet. The one thing similar to the other eleven minor prophets is the opening line of the book - “And the word of the Lord came to Jonah, son of Amittai, saying ...” (Jonah 1:1). The difference is Jonah ran from God and refused to fulfill his calling.

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A Tale of Two Servants

Luke 12:41-48 (NASB)

Peter said, “Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?” And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk; the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers. And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes, but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.”

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Don’t Be Afraid

Luke 12:32-40 (NASB)

Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

“Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

“Be dressed i readiness, and keep your lamps lit. Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.

“But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”

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Amos - God Forgives the Repentant

 

Background

The date in which Amos prophesied is given in the opening verse of the book:

“The words of Amos, who was among the sheepbreeders of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake” (Amos 1:1).

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Joel

Joel (Y-el) is a name which means “YHWH is God.” We know nothing about Joel’s background other than the name of his father is Pethuel which means “vision of God” (Joel 1:1). The date is not specified within the book.

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Stop Worrying

Luke 12:22-30 (NASB)

And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.”

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Hosea God Marries the Unfaithful

Hosea was the first (in time) of the minor prophets. His name in Hebrew corresponds to Joseph in English. His Hebrew name is a derivative of Jehoshua (Joshua) which means deliverance or salvation. Hosea was a young preacher who had a long ministry in the northern kingdom of Israel (785 B.C. to 725 B.C.).

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