Date: January 10, 2021

Bible Text: Amos 8 |


You would be mad and upset if relatives were killed, pregnant women and their baby were murdered, if people were sold as slaves, if justice and truth were hated and despised, if poor people were trampled on, and if worship included sexual activity with prostitutes. God would be upset too! God would make sure this activity would stop! God would protect the poor and preserve justice. God called Amos to tell Israel that God was going to punish them for their sinful actions. God didn't enjoy the thought of punishing Israel, because He is a compassionate God (Exodus 34:6-7a). Yet, God will not withhold consequences forever, Amos 8:2. When God tells us something, may we not ignore Him. May we listen and eagerly respond.