Exile - to banish or expel from one’s home
One of the most common, yet often overlooked, themes of the entire Bible is to be in exile (or held captive).The earliest chapters of Genesis show Adam and Eve being exiled from the Garden. Later Moses lead his people out of Egypt after hundreds of years of captivity.The OT even ends with multiple prophetic promises for life after Babylonian exile.
As we emerge out of more than a year of “captivity” and “exile” from our pre-pandemic
lives and step into a new world, what can God’s people today learn from the last 3 prophetic books of the OT that also addressed a people stepping into the new?