Essay on Prophets Of The Old Testament

843 Words Jul 16th, 2016 4 Pages
In the Old Testament, God spoke to His people through prophets. Prophets were to guide and warn the people. Very often, as it happens in human nature, they turned their backs and did not follow the instructions nor heed the warnings. Jeremiah put it best, “Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have even sent to you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them. Yet they did not obey Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers.” Jeremiah was just one of many prophets that God sent over the decades. Just as the prophets were not popular in their days, the Word of God is not popular in present times. Nehemiah said, “You bore with them for many years, and admonished them by Your Spirit through Your prophets, yet they would not give ear.” Paul reiterates this same thing as he said “The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah the prophet to our fathers, saying, ‘Go to this people and say: “Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand; And seeing you will see, and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.”’ God told His people how He would speak through prophets saying, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD,…

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