Amos

Amos

Amos 8:4-12 – The Day of the LORD

Israel is living in peace and luxury, but they are also acting with social injustice particularly toward the poor. Amos, like many of the Old Testament prophets, speaks of a future Day of the LORD – a day of judgment upon Israel and the nations. The Day of the LORD is catastrophic and cosmic. The land trembles and rises and sinks like a river – an earthquake. Not only the…

Amos 7:10-17 – Who was Amos?

Amos lived in a time when Israel was experiencing the best political and economic circumstances since the time of King Solomon. There was peace, Judah and Israel’s boundaries were expanding and there was a growing wealthy middle and upper class. Life was the best it had been in about 200 years! As people have tended to do throughout history, they believed that their…