Month: January 2013

Amos 5-6

1.  “The biblical prophets continue to be the most powerful and effective voices ever heard on this earth for keeping religion honest, humble, and compassionate. Prophets sniff out injustice, especially injustice that is dressed up in religious garb. They sniff it out a mile away. Prophets see through hypocrisy, especially hypocrisy that assumes a religious pose. Prophets are not impressed b ...[Read More]

Hosea 13-14

1.  The challenge of a long life is to stay vital and not drift. Not many of the leaders of Israel were able to be good for the long run. They eventually give in to deceit or drift or the ever present temptation to worship other gods. There are many strong starts but few that finish. Ephraim was exalted in Israel but he failed to finish well. It’s a question for us as well. Many of us have just ma ...[Read More]