And when had finished eating the plants of the land, then I said, O Lord God, forgive, I pray You. How can Jacob stand? For he is so small!
The Lord relented and revoked this sentence: It shall not take place, said the Lord .
Thus the Lord God showed me, and behold, the Lord God called for punishment with fire, and it devoured the great deep and would have eaten up the land.
Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I pray You! How can Jacob stand? He is so little!
The Lord relented and revoked this sentence: This also shall not be, said the Lord .
Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord stood upon a wall with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand.
And the Lord said to me, Amos, what do you see? And I said, A plumb line. Then said the Lord, Behold, I am setting a plumb line as a standard in the midst of My people Israel. I will not pass by and spare them any more .
And the high places of Isaac (Israel) shall be desolate and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste, and I will rise with the sword against the house of King Jeroboam .
Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words.
For thus Amos has said, Jeroboam shall die by the sword and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of his land.
Also Amaziah said to Amos, O you seer, go! Flee back to the land of Judah , and eat your bread and live out your profession as a prophet there .
But do not prophesy any more at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary and a seat of his kingdom.
Then Amos said to Amaziah, I was no prophet ! Neither was I a prophet's son; I was a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore trees and a gatherer of sycamore figs.
And the Lord took me as I followed the flock and the Lord said to me, Go, prophesy to My people Israel.
Now therefore listen to the word of the Lord: You say, Do not prophesy against Israel and drop no statements not complimentary to the house of Isaac.
Therefore thus says the Lord: Your wife shall be a harlot in the city and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be divided up by line; you yourself shall die in an unclean and defiled land, and Israel shall surely go forth out of his land into exile.
Summary: Today Jews are looking to the time when God will be worshiped by Israel once again and Jerusalem will be the center of that worship. But just as in the days of Amos a false religion will replace the true worship. Saints that time is fast approaching
Summary: This message challenges all to consider the one true standard of holiness. The Lord has set a plumb line in our midst, and He has shown us His highest standard of excellence. The standard by which God measures each of us is His Son, Jesus Christ.
Summary: In this third and final lesson on Amos, we will...
a. Focus our attention on the last three chapters which contain...
1) Five "Visions" of Amos
2) An "interlude" in which Amos defends his prophetic role
3) A closing glimpse of a b
Summary: Again, the plumb line symbolizes God’s word! God’s word is always straight, perfect and pure! God’s word represents total soundness and integrity! The wall in Greek means ’heart.’ Could God be watching men’s heart? O course!
Summary: In order to faithfully obey God’s call to be messengers of His gospel, we need to see the obstacles that we will face. But not only do we need to see the obstacles, we need to be able to overcome them like Amos did.
Summary: Israel missed each opportunity God gave them. Each time Amos interceded, God held off on afflicting them. Finally, He had enough—He afflicted them with almost complete destruction. God is faithful to respond to the intercessory prayers of His people.
Summary: Through the prophet Amos, God tried to get people to recognize their sin and to change. He also told them that unless they would repent that God’s wrath would come down on them. Not only is his message applicable to Israel then, but it is pertinent to u