In Today's Scripture
Judgments pronounced on
Amos was only a farm laborer from the
Amaziah, the non-Levitical paid priest of King Jeroboam II, was quick to get word to the king about this disagreeable prophet from the southern kingdom. He interpreted the words of Amos to mean that Jeroboam would die by the sword; but the prophet had only stated what God had said: I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword. . . . Amaziah said unto Amos . . . go, flee . . . into the
God often uses ordinary people like Amos to proclaim His message. It is not what we possess in talents, nor how popular we may be, but how obedient we are that qualifies us to be used by the Lord.
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world . . . base things . . . which are despised . . . That no flesh should glory in His presence (I Corinthians 1:26-29).
As the Creator of the universe (Amos 5:8). By His Son . . . He made the worlds (Hebrews 1:2-3; also Revelation 4:11).
2:13 pressed =b> burdened; 3:5 gin =b> trap; 3:14 visit =b> punish; 4:1 kine of Bashan were the fat cows, raised in the best pasturelands; but here, it is used figuratively in referring to self-gratifying, sensual, influential women; masters =b> husbands; 4:3 breaches =b> breaks in the city wall; 4:9 blasting =b> blight; 5:21 smell =b> be pleased, take delight; 5:23 viols =b> harps.
Pray for The English International Shortwave Radio Broadcast sponsored by Marie Sprayberry and Sara E. Hummelgard (Orient) · Staff: Bernice Rathbone Government Officials: Rep. Bob Beauprez (CO), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA), Rep. Dan Lungren (CA), and Rep. John Tanner (TN) Country: Maldives (300,000) 400 miles southwest of Sri Lanka Major languages: Divehi and English Christian witnessing is banned 99.9% Muslim; .1% Christian Prayer Suggestion: Pray, remembering that there is no one like God (II Kings 19:14-15,19).
Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 103:12