Tag: prophet

  • August 10 – The Great Deportation

    Reading 2 Kings 24:6b, 8-9 Jer. 22:24-30 2 Kings 24:10-12; 2 Chron. 36:10a 2 Kings 24:13-16; Dan. 1:2 2 Kings 24:17-18; Jer. 37:1 2 Kings 24:19-20a 2 Chron. 36:12, 13b-16; Jer. 37:2 Devotional After Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, died, his son Jehoiachin reigned in Jerusalem for three months. He was 18 when he became king and he…

  • August 8 – Daniel Rises to Power in Babylon

    Reading Dan. 1:3-20; 2:1-49 Devotional Daniel was a young man among the first wave of captives that Nebuchadnezzar took to Babylon in 604 B.C. Once in Babylon, the king ordered that some of the best and brightest Israelites be brought to serve in the king’s palace. They learned the language and literature of the Babylonians.…

  • August 6 – First Deportation from Judah

    Reading 2 Kings 24:1a 2 Chron. 36:6-7 2 Kings 24:7 Jer. 25:1-38; 35:1-19 Devotional In 605 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invaded the land of Judah and attacked King Jehoiakim. He took the first captives back to Babylon, among which was the young man Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar took articles from the temple and put them in…

  • August 5 – Habakkuk Questions, GOD Responds

    Reading Hab. 1:1-3:19 Devotional The book of Habakkuk is only three chapters, but it contains a number of important lessons for us to remember. Habakkuk was a prophet who lived at the same time as Jeremiah. He knew what the LORD was in the process of doing, using foreign nations to punish His children Israel…

  • August 3 – Josiah Dies in Battle

    Reading 2 Chron. 35:20-25 2 Kings 23:30b-34, 36-37, 35 Jer. 22:10-17; 26:1-23 Devotional Neco king of Egypt was passing through the land of Judah on his way to the Euphrates River for a battle, and king Josiah went out against Neco. In a rather uncommon event GOD spoke to Neco and told him to warn…

  • July 24 – Zephaniah: The Coming Day of the LORD

    Reading Zeph. 1:1-3:20 2 Chron. 34:3-7 Devotional The prophet Zephaniah was a descendent of king Hezekiah, and a relative of king Josiah. GOD called Zephaniah to preach a message to Judah regarding the coming judgment against all peoples of the earth. GOD was fed up with the wickedness of the nations, including His own special…

  • July 3 – Isaiah Prophesies about Babylon’s Fall

    Reading Isa. 14:28-32; 13:1-22; 14:1-23; 21:1-10 Devotional The Babylonians were a fierce and ruthless nation. In the year that king Ahaz of Judah died, Isaiah received a prophecy from GOD about the coming fall of Babylon. 4 Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms,…

  • July 1 – Isaiah’s Prophecy against Assyria, Moab, and Damascus

    Reading Isa. 34:1-4; 14:24-27; 15:1-9; 16:1-14; 17:1-14 Devotional Under wicked king Ahaz, Judah is now paying tribute to Assyria. GOD is in the process of bringing about the discipline upon His people for their evil ways. He will use even more wicked nations to accomplish this purpose, but they too will receive punishment. It is…

  • June 27 – Micah’s Prophecy to Judah (Part 3)

    Reading Micah 6:1-7:20 Devotional Today’s reading concludes our look at Micah’s prophecy to Judah. GOD reminds Judah of His goodness and faithfulness to them and of their betrayal. He tells them what their life purpose is: 6 With what shall I come before the LORD, And bow myself before the High God? Shall I come…

  • June 26 – Micah’s Prophecy to Judah (Part 2)

    Reading Mic. 3:1-5:15 Devotional In part 2 of 3 of Micah’s prophecy to Judah, Micah begins by rebuking the leaders of the people for their sins, followed by the false prophets. Then he discusses several details regarding future events, including the Messiah. 1 In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be…