(August 19, 2015)
Our view of the role of prophets has changed dramatically, and I believe it is a symptom of our time. We seem, nowadays, to want prophets that are kind and gentle (which is good), but which don’t rock the boat and don’t speak vigorously against sin (which is foolish, of course).
We see in this chapter that this isn’t the way prophets work. The prophets were direct with the people – heck, the prophets outright threatened the people! I wonder how much our prophet is restrained in what he says to us because our cultural rot is so significant that he cannot be upfront with us because of our weaknesses.