29 September 2019

Psalm 75, Amos 1:3–2:8, Ezekiel 18:25–32

While Israel is being foretold of its doom, it is probable that a great many people were ing to the prophets (and therefore, ) that just wasn’t being fair. Why shouldn’t they be able to be “free” as the other s?

While the focus is on them, their s, and their need for repentance, tells them that the other s that they want to be like will also be receiving consequences. The inteing part about this passage in Amos is that repeatedly says that those s also had a choice. Their choice was how they would fulfill their part of the of Israel. They overdid it.

How exly it works is a . released the surrounding s to Israel and Judah. However, these s, instead of just (for example) invading, they destroyed and annihilated.

Definitely not the intent. So, while Judah and Israel can expect some misery ahead, so can the countries around them.

1) What does this tell us about the charer of ?

2) Why is important to understand that both the “” and “not-” will receive from ?

3) What is when it comes from ?

Pastor Ian

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.