God shows Amos visions that graphically display the extent of His wrath against Israel. The two visions in this text are notable for Amos’ reaction and intercession on behalf of the people. Interestingly, this section of the book is as much about Amos as it is about Israel. Chapter 7 appears to mark a change […]
Amos begins to give more detail about Israel’s coming destruction as well as more detail about why they have earned God’s wrath. He makes sure his listeners understand these are God’s words as he repeatedly tells them, “Thus says Yahweh,” or “Thus says Sovereign Yahweh.” 9-12 Amos calls for the wealthy residents (the wealthy are […]
Persecution spreads the gospel as God shows that His ways aren’t ours.