Read Amos 1-5

Seek the Lord and live. Amos 5:6 it’s the message of the prophet to a people giving God choice offerings, making tons of songs, but forgetting justice and righteousness. And the imagery is powerful—justice like a river, and righteousness like a never-failing stream.

Amos means burden. He was a shepherd, rancher, farmer in Takoa which is 6 miles south of Bethlehem. This is before Isaiah, Uzziah is still alive and king of Judah and Jeroboam is king of Israel. Amos is part of the book of the 12 minor prophets.

Amos is emphatically clear God Almighty is going to bringing judgement to Judah and Israel.. this judgement is on wickedness, even Israel’s heathen neighbors. For three sins even four is repeated 8 times in all of Amos. Yikes 😭😩😡😶‍🌫️ some of the horrific sins are listed and some are not. Moab has done some terrible things. Such as you may have remembered when we read in 2 KINGS 3:26–27, how King Mesha offered his son, the crown prince as a burnt offering on top of the city this horrifying act literally was a moment of war taken WAY too far, and God will judge Moab for sins like these unless they repent. The lion has roared who will not fear? The Sovereign Lord has spoken who can but prophesy? Amos 3:8 It doesn’t look good, unless they repent.

LINDSEY HINER A reminder to hold God in reverence! Amos 4:13 He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads of the heights of the earth— the Lord God Almighty is his name.

Seek good and not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Amos 5:14

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