Prophets – Israel’s Alarm Clocks

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Sunday School Lady explains how the prophets were like alarm clocks for the people of Israel. From Buck Denver Asks What’s in the Bible? Volume 9: God Speaks! [Isaiah, Jeremiah & The Prophets].


An alarm clock is a wake-up call. If you’re about to miss something important because you’re asleep – like school or church or your wedding – an alarm clock goes off and wakes you up! It yells, “Hey!! Stop sleeping or there’s gonna be trouble!!”


Most people I know don’t particularly like alarm clocks.


I don’t like MY alarm clock at all.


Sometimes people REALLY don’t want to be woken up.

And the same was true of prophets!

When Israel wasn’t paying attention to the Covenant – when they had sort of “fallen asleep” in their relationship with God, God would send a prophet like an alarm clock to sound an alarm! To say, “Hey!! Wake up!! Or there’s gonna be trouble!!”

And just like with alarm clocks, it didn’t always go so well.

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