December 11 Amos 7-9

December 11  Amos 7-9 (ESV) Warning Visions 7:1 This is what the Lord God showed me: behold, he was forming locusts when the latter growth was just beginning to sprout, and behold, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings. 2 When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said, “O Lord God, … More December 11 Amos 7-9

December 10 Amos 5-6

December 10  Amos 5-6 (ESV) Seek the Lord and Live 5:1 Hear this word that I take up over you in lamentation, O house of Israel: 2 “Fallen, no more to rise, is the virgin Israel; forsaken on her land, with none to raise her up.” 3 For thus says the Lord God: “The city that went out … More December 10 Amos 5-6

5 Times Blocked

John Piper, in a sermon from Amos 4:4-13, “Prepare to Meet Your God” In verses 6–11 Amos is done with irony. He reminds the people that God has shouted the truth of his reality to them in five striking ways that they might return. But they would not. In verse 6 he says there had … More 5 Times Blocked

December 9 Amos 3-4

December 9  Amos 3-4 (ESV) Israel’s Guilt and Punishment 3:1 Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O people of Israel, against the whole family that I brought up out of the land of Egypt: 2 “You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for … More December 9 Amos 3-4

Crushing load

“Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.” (KJV) “Behold, I will press you down in your place, as a cart full of sheaves presses down. (ESV) As I read commentaries on Amos 1-2, I stumbled on Charles Spurgeon’s sermon, “The Loaded Waggon”  He was using the … More Crushing load

December 8 Amos 1-2

December 8 Amos 1-2 (ESV) 1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds [1] of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years [2] before the earthquake. Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors 2 And he said: “The … More December 8 Amos 1-2