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Week 33 Day 5
Amos came from an agricultural background
he bred sheep
and pruned trees
He became God's prophet
Here's a summary of Amos' "thus says the Lord":
For years I helped you
you thought you did it all yourself
but I was the one
who delivered you safely
from all your enemies
Now you disregard me
you are not grateful
you don't even acknowledge me
You can not live like this
and not get hurt
for if God no longer gives
you will go down
and not rise again
until you turn
and call upon him
If you do return to God
there could be
a resurrection story
It's your choice.
The judgments of God
a pleasant read.
THE SHEEP MAN
He knew cause and effect: you sin; you suffer the consequences.
Amos 1, 2 & 7
1The words of Amos, who was among the sheep breeders
of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel two years before the
earthquake. 4Thus says the Lord:
"For three transgression of Judah, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment, because they have despised
The law of the Lord, and have not kept His commandments.
Their lies lead them astray, lies which their fathers followed.
5But I will send a fire upon Judah and Jerusalem.
6Thus says the Lord: "For three transgression of Israel, and for four,
I will not turn away punishment; they sell the righteous for silver,
The poor for sandals, 7and pervert the way of the humble.
A man and his father go in to the same girl,
To defile My holy name.
8They lie down by every altar on clothes taken in pledge,
And drink the wine of the condemned in the house of gods.
9"Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them
Whose height was like the height of the cedars,
And he was as strong as the oaks;
Yet I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.
10 I brought you up from the land of Egypt,
And led you forty years through the wilderness.
11 I raised some of your sons as prophets; some as Nazirites.
Is it not so, O you children of Israel?" says the Lord.
12"But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink
And commanded the prophets, saying, 'Do not prophesy!'
13"Behold, I am weighed down by you, as a cart full of sheaves.
15Therefore the swift of foot shall not escape,
Nor shall he who rides a horse deliver himself."
10Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to the king of Israel:
"Amos has conspired against you. The land is not able to
bear all his words. 11For thus Amos has said: 'Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel be led captive.'" 12Then Amaziah said to Amos: "Go, flee to the land of Judah. And there prophesy. But never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the royal residence."
14Amos answered, and said to Amaziah:
"I was no prophet, nor was I a son of a prophet.
But I was a sheep breeder and a tender of sycamore fruit.
15Then the Lord took me as I followed the flock
And the Lord said to me, 'Go, prophesy to My people Israel.'" This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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