The virtually unknown prophet Amos bursts onto the pages of history with a warning relevant to his time. He confronts the nation of Israel with the unchanging nature of God and warns them to repent before judgment falls. As we study a period in the history of a nation that had turned its back on God, we draw disturbing parallels with our own time.
With verse by verse commentary and explanatory notes, Amos: A Warning for Today provides a simple introduction to the study of a period of backsliding in Israel’s history – and the warning from the prophet which read through modern eyes appears so relevant to our present time.
EXTRACT: Final Judgment is Inevitable
4:12 Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!
Since, despite all these measured judgments, intended as they were to bring the nation to repentance, the nation had not repented, they must now suffer the consequences of their rebellion. The same is applies to the impenitent today, if we will not meet with God in mercy then we must meet with Him in judgment and it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God. It is eternal punishment that the prophet has in mind when he says, “prepare to meet your God.”
PLUS: LIFE APPLICATION NOTES & STUDY QUESTIONS FOR EACH CHAPTER CONNECT THE LESSONS OF AMOS TO YOUR OWN LIFE SITUATION!
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See also: Zechariah: Prophet of Messiah