SUMMARY OF AMOS 7:1-9:10
The Lord prepared judgments against Israel (locusts, fire, and a plumb line) but Amos asked the Lord to forgive, and He did. Amaziah, a priest of Bethel, tried to kick Amos out of Israel and send him back to Judah, so he would quit prophesying there. Amos told him God sent him to Israel to say they will be exiled from their native land.
The Lord told Amos he will spare his people no longer, as he sees a vision of a basket of ripe fruit and the Lord standing by the altar.
God will kill all of the sinners amongst his people. No one will escape.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 13, Day 4: Amos 7:1-9:10
7:1-3: Amos saw locusts, but asked the Lord to relent against Israel, and he did.
7:4-6: Amos saw fire, but asked the Lord to relent against Israel, and he did.
7:7-9: Amos saw a plumb line, but asked the Lord to relent against Israel, and he did.
8:1-3: Amos saw a basket of ripe fruit, but the Lord will spare his people no longer.
9:1-10: Amos saw the Lord standing by an altar, and God will kill all of the sinners amongst his people. No one will escape.
11) Amos faithfully obeyed the Lord’s calling to prophesy against Israel.
12a) God gives everyone plenty of chances to turn to him, but he’ll judge at the end. People never change; they are sinners at heart.
b) I should always be looking for God and turning to him.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 13, Day 4: Amos 7:1-9:10
Gloom and doom here. The people sin; God judges. This is the entire story of the Old Testament (and the New Testament) except that God gives us Jesus to save us.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 13, Day 4: Amos 7:1-9:10
Amos 7: Amos sees the judgment of Israel with locusts, fire, and a plumb line. Prayer is powerful, as Amos saves the people here. A plumb line helps to build straight walls. God’s people must be straight against His standards.
Bethel was the center of Israel’s idolatry, and Amos was faithful in delivering God’s warnings to His people.
Amos 8: The ripe fruit has turned sour. Israel is dishonest and cheats the poor, so God will judge.
Amos talks about the famine of not hearing God’s word. God grants us the ability to hear his word and to benefit by it.
Amos 9: All of God’s people will face judgment.
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