Which is a real shame.
In these four comprehensive books we find rich literature, deep roots into the mind of God, and amidst the blood, sweat and tears, relief and comfort for all who are in despair.
The problem for Western Christians in 2016 is that we may think we are oppressed or unheard, we have little concept of war, persecution and despair. So we might read these prophets and be horrified by the 'Word of the LORD' and His actions against people of different nations. In context though, for God's people who had been under attack (physically and spiritually) for generations, even centuries, such words were a reminder that the LORD their God had not forgotten, and would act mightily to redeem them from the horror.
In August 2016 we heard from each of these four Big Guns each Sunday in turn. On this page we will consider a summary of what we found, in the outline of:
- Who were they talking to?
- What did they say?
- How did God's people hear it later through Christ and the New Testament?
- Then finally - what do we learn from this writer today?