God of mercy,
I am amazed how You love me! Even when I struggle to love myself, You love me and keep me safe under the shelter of Your almighty hand.
Read 2 Kings 12-14.
Watch this video about Jonah. Did you notice that Jonah was mentioned in yesterday’s reading, in 2 Kings 14:25?
Read all of Jonah (1-4).
Many books in the Bible were written by prophets – people with a message from God for the people and the kings. It is difficult to give precise dates to many of these books, and often scholars do not agree on dating. When possible we’ll read them when they fit chronologically. These messages often sound harsh, but remember God’s intention: that people would turn from evil and avoid future disaster. He says, “ ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’ ” Ezekiel 33:11 (NIV)
Watch this video about Amos, who brings God’s message to Israel during the reign of King Jeroboam II.
Read Amos 1-3.
Watch this video about the Day of the Lord, mentioned in Amos 5.
Read Amos 4-6.
Read Amos 7-9.
Use this video to pray for France today.
Read Proverbs 8.
Read Psalm 101.