Amos 4:6+ God lists several things He does to cause Israel to return to Him. Would knowing God was causing our trials turn us toward or away from Him? If we know why it should turn us toward Him.
Amos 5:4 “Seek Me and live!” v6 “Seek YHVH and live!”
Israel was being punished for their lack of justice and righteousness.
Amos 7:1-6 Amos request for mercy stops two severe judgments from happening. The prayer of a righteous man avails much!
Obediah 15 God’s judgement on the nations will be as they deserve.
Jonah’s story seems surreal. Did Jonah not want mercy shown to Nineveh because they were enemies of Israel? Can we be merciful as God is to those we despise or are our enemies?
Micah 6:8 A good reminder: What does God require of us? Act justly, love faithfulness / mercy, and walk humbly before our God.
Nah 1:2 God’s primary character of love also includes by extension jealousy and vengeance!
Hab 3:2 “In Your wrath, remember mercy”
Zep 1:3, 18, 3:8 At least 3 passages that state God will destroy all flesh from the earth, yet 3:9+ speaks of restoration. Which is it? This makes literal interpretation of some scriptures difficult.
Zep 2:3 Seek God, righteousness, and humility, perhaps you will be concealed from His wrath.
Zep 3:5 Proper perspective: “The Lord is the righteous one who does no wrong.”