Have you ever noticed that the smallest of things make the biggest difference? You know, like if you hurt your pinky toe and then you have to hobble for a few days? Or if you leave out the peanut butter from a batch of preacher cookies and then you’re only left with chocolate covered oats? (Yeah, it’s gross. Just trust me on this one, y’all.) Makes you stop and consider your ways, doesn’t it?
It’s kind of the same way with the books of the minor prophets in the Bible. Sometimes those books are overlooked because, well, because they’re small. Some of them are only a few short chapters. But, oh man, do those books pack a powerful punch!
A few days ago I was spending some time reading Haggai. To be honest, I’m guilty of overlooking the smaller books. Sometimes the what-could-these-teeny-tiny-books-have-to-say-that-the-more-popular-books-haven’t-already-said? thought runs through my mind a little too hard and too fast and I just skip onto something bigger. Well, y’all, it turns out the minor prophets have a lot to say about stuff. Stuff that is still relevant to a Christian’s walk today.[Read more…]