Prophets were the people who carried God's voice into the times of the kings and queens. Samuel warned that the kings would promote their own comfort, wealth and power, so it was the prophets that served to promote God's agenda. Prophets include 15 books of the Bible, as well as a handful of prophets within the books of Kings and of Chronicles.
Sunday we talked about how we listen for God. Who are our prophets today? When we disagree, as the prophets often did with the priests and powerful, how do we know who is actually hearing God's voice? In our daily life, do we really consider God's voice and God's ways? In our life, when are we called to question our friends, parents, teachers, government, pastors and religion? Furthermore, we considered how we know when a law is unjust, or when it becomes unjust. Are we supposed to maximize our benefit from the rules/law? How does justice and caring for the weakest fit into our understanding of "carrying out the law" and "Abiding by the law"?
We also read Isaiah 2:4 and Joel 3:10. How are both of these verses in the Bible, and both from books of prophets?