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Bible Essay #4

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A prophet is a person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God. Prophets would speak for God, either declaring His message or conveying God’s future actions. The major prophets emphasized how God would hold all the nations accountable for their behaviors and policies; whereas the minor prophets emphasized how God holds all people responsible. Prophets often provided wisdom and further insight on particular issues that needed to be addressed. Such issues included, idolatry, social injustice, and religious ritualism. Ultimately, the teachings of the prophets offer relevant teachings that one can apply in his or her own life.
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Hosea, was one of the prophets who spoke out aboout Idolatry, along with the coming judgement of Israel.
Micah addresses the issue of social injustice in a unique way. God’s frustrations with Israel and Judah only grew as social injustive became a prominent issue the nations had been facing. While, God considered Israel to be special as it had been a gift to the people, they would only disappoint Him. The powerful would conspire to steal the land from needy families. Micah tried to speak out to Isreael to inform them of the consequences of their actions. Micah understood that God desired obedience over offering. Ultimately, God wanted the people of Israel to be obedient to Him and His directions rather than being consumed with personal gains. Micah warned the people of Israel, but his warnings had been disregarded. Micah was empowered by the spirit of God and as a result he spoke out. Micah 3:8, states “But as for me I am filled with power, with spirit of the Lord and with justice and might to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.” Micah, a just prophet, spoke out for God and all he commanded. God intends for us to be just. In order to be just, one must behave according to what is morally right and fair. In today’s society a practical application can be taken from Micah as God desires us to be fair in our decisions, our actions, and words. The teachings of Micah are just as relevant today as they had been in the past.
What Micah spoke to Israel also can correlate to spiritual ritualism. God was and still is more...

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