Saturday, March 29, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 60 Wednesday

Amos 1:1-2:16

Does God issue any commands?

  • No. He lists commands that were previously given that the Israelites had broken thus bringing judgment upon themselves.

Does God make any promises?

  • Through Amos God promised to punish Damascus for transgressions, specifically for being cruel to the inhabitants of Gilead. The people of Syria would go into captivity.
  • God promised to break the ruler of Edom also.
  • God promised to punish Gaza for taking captives to sell to Edom. The rulers of the Philistines would perish.
  • God promised to punish Tyrus for taking captives to sell to Edom. The palaces would be burnt with fire.
  • God promised to punish Edom for killing the Israelites, their brother. The palaces of Bozrah would be destroyed by fire.
  • God promised to punish Ammon because they ripped the pregnant women of Gilead in order to enlarge their own country's border. Their kings would go into captivity and their palaces would be burnt.
  • God promised to punish Moab for burning the bones of the king of Edom. Moab would die and the palaces of Kirioth would be burnt. All ;princes would be killed.
  • God promised to punish Judah for despising His law and not keeping His commandments. Their palaces at Jerusalem would be burnt.
  • God promised to punish Israel because they sold the righteous for silver, sell the poor for a pair of shoes, and for covetousness, lewd profanity, and leading others astray with their idolatry. Their strength and cunning would not save them from destruction.

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • Jesus is the judge of the nations.

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Just as God judged these ancient nations He promised in Revelation that He would one day judge all nations. Jesus told His followers that judgment would be more lenient for Tyre, Sidon, and other nations than it would for the Israel of His day since they refused to believe in their Messiah when He was right there with them, physically present! In other words, there will be a time of judgment for the nations.

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