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BAM – Nahum

Old Testament

Book of Nahum

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Key Verses

Nahum. 1:7-8 – Yahweh is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows those who take refuge in him. But with an overflowing flood, he will make a full end of her place, and will pursue his enemies into darkness.

Nahum 3:5-6 – “Behold, I am against you,” says Yahweh of Armies, “and I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame. I will throw abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you a spectacle.”

Summary

Nahum preached in Judah in 660BC against Ninevah. Ninevah have forgotten about God and how they came to repentance under Jonah. Nahum announces God’s judgement upon Ninevah, as they have abandoned God and returned to violence, idolatry and arrogance. Ninevah will be destroyed and never rebuilt!

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BAM – Micah

Old Testament

Book of Micah

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Key Verses

Micah 6:8 – He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 7:18-19 – Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity, and passes over the disobedience of the remnant of his heritage? He doesn’t retain his anger forever, because he delights in loving kindness. He will again have compassion on us. He will tread our iniquities under foot; and you will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Summary

Micah preached to Jerusalem 735 – 710 BC, and delivered a message of judgement on the princes and people of Jerusalem, because of active disobedience, lack of mercy and their unjust treatment of the poor.

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BAM – Jonah

Old Testament

Book of Jonah

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Key Verses

Jonah 2:8-9 – “Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy. But I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving. I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation belongs to Yahweh.”

Jonah 4:2 – He prayed to Yahweh, and said, “Please, Yahweh, wasn’t this what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and you relent of doing harm.

Summary

Jonah preached to the city of Ninevah 760 BC. Jonah who reluctantly preaches repentance to Ninevah because he knows that God’s mercy will follow. The book tells of God’s gracious compassion for sinful men.

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BAM – Obadiah

Old Testament

Book of Obadiah

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Key Verses

Obadiah 1:8-10 – “Won’t I in that day,” says Yahweh, “destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mountain of Esau? Your mighty men, Teman, will be dismayed, to the end that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter. For the violence done to your brother Jacob, shame will cover you, and you will be cut off forever.

Obadiah 1:21 – Saviours will go up on Mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau, and the kingdom will be Yahweh’s.

Summary

Obadiah preached 840 BC. to Edom and Israel. Speaking against Edom, Obadiah preaches that there are no pleas to return, no words of consolation or hope and no deliverance from God’s destruction. Obadiah, meanwhile speaks to Israel about God restoring them to Himself.

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BAM – Hosea

Old Testament

Book of Hosea

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Key Verses

Hosea 1v2 – When Yahweh spoke at first by Hosea, Yahweh said to Hosea, “Go, take for yourself a wife of prostitution and children of unfaithfulness; for the land commits great adultery, forsaking Yahweh.”

Hosea 14:9 – Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Who is prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of Yahweh are right, and the righteous walk in them; But the rebellious stumble in them.

Summary

Hosea preaches to Israel 755 – 710 BC. Israel is externally a nation that is prosperous and growing, but internally is morally corrupt and committing spiritual adultery by serving other gods. Hosea marrying an adulterous wife who is a prostitute illustrates this.

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