Morning Light Bible Study

Morning Light – November 27th, 2017 – Micah 2:  From Breakdown to Breakthrough

Source: Today: [Micah 2] From Breakdown to Breakthrough. In ch. 2 of Micah the nation is described as descending into difficulty and downturn because of selfishness and greed. Consequences are predicted to come, but at the same time a Messianic promise of great deliverance is given. [Mic 2:1-13 KJV] 1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. 2 And they covet fields, and take [them] by violence; and houses, and take [them] away: so they oppress … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 23rd, 2017 – Micah 01:  Micah Takes a Stand

Source: Today: [Micah 1] Micah Takes a Stand. We meet the prophet Micah, a man from a rural area far from Jerusalem and Samaria, who was deeply grieved by the decadence of the upper classes in northern and southern kingdoms. He declares that God will come from between the cherubim in the Holy of Holies to wreak havoc upon the pagan altars and hidden groves of the people and that the sin they gave themselves to in leisure would result in captivity for their children and the children’s children in time to come. [Mic 1:1-16 KJV] 1 The … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 21st, 2017 – Jonah 04:  God Shows Mercy to the Undeserving

Source: Today: [Jonah 4] God Shows Mercy to the Undeserving. There are times that God will show mercy even to people who have done you much harm. In Jonah 4 the city of Nineveh is spared and Jonah is exceedingly angry. He camps outside the city and hopes that God will change His mind and go ahead and destroy his enemies. When that does not happen, he despairs even of life and asks that he might die. God corrects his thinking through an object lesson and makes the case to Jonah for the sparing of the city. [Jon … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 20th, 2017 – Jonah 03:  Nineveh Repents

Source: Today: [Jonah 3] Nineveh Repents. In chapter 3 of Jonah, the prophet declares the city will be destroyed in 40 days. The people believe his message and after a time of fasting and repentance, the city is spared. From this example, we can learn when and how we should fast when we are facing dire consequences in our lives. Most fasts in scripture were not long, protracted fasts, yet great deliverances were occasioned by those who were willing to humble themselves through this practice and to cry out to God in this way. [Jon 3:1-10 KJV] 1 And … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 16th, 2017 – Jonah 01:  Jonah Becomes Fish Food

Today: [Jonah 1] Jonah Becomes Fish Food. In our chapter, we are introduced to Jonah the prophet. He is sent to a wicked city but refuses to go. He knows that if they repent by his preaching they will be spared, and Jonah wants to see Nineveh destroyed. In attempting to flee Jonah runs headlong into the tempestuous insistence of God that he must obey and go to Nineveh. As a result, he goes completely overboard and is swallowed up by God’s sovereignty to be delivered to the very place where he didn’t want to go. How about you? This … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 15th, 2017 – Obadiah:  You Will Possess Your Possessions!

Today: [Obadiah] You Will Possess Your Possessions! In Obadiah we see the people of Edom brought to judgment for their warfare against the southern kingdom. The name Edom means “Red man” the same as the name “Adam”, therefore we understand it as a prophetic foretelling of the ultimate end of godless humanity who shake their fist in the face of God, rejecting His rule. Yet, by contrast as Edom is condemned, at the same time the people are God are said to possess their possessions and to come into the rule and reign of the earth as promised apocalyptically throughout … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 14th, 2017 – Amos 09:  Folks, God’s in a Killing Mood!

Source: Today: [Amos 9] Folks, God’s in a Killing Mood! In this final chapter of Amos, the prophet describes the sword of God seeking out sin wherever it is found and destroying it utterly. What about in your life? Does God overlook minor sin or sins committed in weakness because you are a Christian? What is God’s tolerance for things in our lives inconsistent with His character? Christianity teaches that God is lenient and allows a margin for things in our lives that fall short of His pattern for us? Is this true? In this chapter we see that … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 13th, 2017 – Amos 08:  When God’s Patience Runs Out

Source: Today: [Amos 8] When God’s Patience Runs Out. In Amos 8:1 we find that the patience of God with the northern kingdom of Samaria is running out. The consequences will be severe. Does God ever run out of patience in our day? Could you perceive in your most remote thinking that you may be trying the patience of God in some way that may ultimately cost you if you don’t change your mind? Amos speaks to these things very deeply in our study today as we see the curtain closing on the disobedient northern kingdom. [Amo 8:1-14 KJV] … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 10th, 2017 – Amos 07:  Three Visions of Devastation to Come

Source: Today: [Amos 7] Three Visions of Devastation to Come. In this chapter Amos gives 3 visions, the first to of which did not come to pass. Does that make Amos a false prophet? Amos gives a vision of locusts and a vision of fire that he admits did not come to pass as he saw them. By today’s standards that would constitute Amos being branded a false prophet by the self-appointed “authorities” of our day. Yet Amos was used by God and his 3rd vision in the chapter does ultimately come to pass, whereby we can learn something … (click link or title to continue)