Today we are concerned about corruption in the realms of religion, politics and human relations. The prophets spoke about these same issues, and we can gain great insight and encouragement by paying careful attention to what they said. Often we struggle to find meaning in present day events reported in newspapers and on television. The prophets’ words help us see that God is working in men’s lives continually and in His time.
Often we wonder what God wants and expects from us. We have to look no further than Micah to answer that question. He said, “what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (6:8). We would all do well to engage in regular study of the prophets’ writings. God will reward our study of His prophets by giving us enlightenment, correction, instruction and even a bit of enjoyment.