The prophets had a rough gig. While they had privilege of sharing the amazing news of redemption and restoration, it usually wasn’t until after they laid down the coming judgment of God. Their calls for repentance didn’t usually fall onto listening ears or teachable hearts, and bad marriages, terrible nightmares, and much weeping often plagued them. They predicted and warned about the Assyrian takeover, the destruction of their own people brought forth by idolatry, and Babylonian captivity. These minor prophets undoubtedly played a major role in the history of Israel. Most incredibly, they even got to tell of the coming king.
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