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In Malachi, Jesus is the Son of Righteousness with Healing in His Wings

In Malachi, Jesus is the Son of Righteousness with Healing in His Wings

“But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings…” (Malachi 4:2) Things hadn’t turned out the way the people had thought they would. The return to Jerusalem from Babylon’s captivity hadn’t been a joyous march of triumph but a slow slog of trying to rebuild a country too long... continue reading


In Habakkuk, Jesus is the Fulfillment of God’s Shocking Acts

In Habakkuk, Jesus is the Fulfillment of God’s Shocking Acts

“I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the lookout tower. I will watch to see what He will say to me and what I should reply about my complaint.” –Habakkuk 2:1 Poor Habakkuk. I mean, who in the world gives much attention to the tiny book that bears his name at the back of the Old Testament?... continue reading


In Obadiah, Jesus is our Savior

In Obadiah, Jesus is our Savior

Brothers are known for their love-hate relationships—their fighting against one another as well as fighting for one another. Then there's Jacob and Esau.  These brothers even fought in the womb. Jacob and Esau didn't just wrestle and make up. Jacob, "the deceiver," stole Esau's birthright. Now granted, Esau was hungry enough and dumb enough to give it up... continue reading


In Isaiah, Jesus is the Suffering Servant

In Isaiah, Jesus is the Suffering Servant

As we turn our hearts to Christmas, one of the most overwhelming realities is the understanding of what Christ has done for us. We find an often-quoted picture recorded by Isaiah the prophet. In chapter 53, Isaiah foretells of a Messiah who is a suffering servant. Jesus becomes our ultimate sacrifice by taking our sin, suffering for our transgressions, and taking... continue reading


In 1 & 2 Samuel, Jesus is our Trusted Prophet

In 1 & 2 Samuel, Jesus is our Trusted Prophet

I had a friend once who frequently told me he had the gift of prophecy. He didn't mean that he could foretell the future. Rather, he prided himself on telling people the truth they may not want to hear. He wasn't very gracious though, or loving. Or kind. OK, he was just plain rude. And he often didn't even have... continue reading


In Genesis, Jesus is the Ram at Abraham’s Altar

In Genesis, Jesus is the Ram at Abraham’s Altar

In the book of Genesis, God asked Abraham to do the unthinkable: sacrifice his son Isaac, the promised child (Genesis 22:2). We know from what we read in both Genesis 22 and Hebrews 11 that Abraham had every intention of obeying God’s command. In Genesis 22:12 we read that God stopped Abraham, saying, “For now I know that you fear God, since you... continue reading