Thursday, April 3, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 61 Monday

Amos 8:1-9:15

Does God issue any commands?

  • God wanted to know what Amos saw. It was a basket of summer fruits.
  • God told Amos to smite the lintel of the door that the posts might shake.

Does God make any promises?

  • The nation would go into captivity because of its lack of justice and fairness toward the poor and needy. Consumers were also swindled through unjust weights and scales.
  • There would be a famine in the land, but not a famine of bread. It would be that the Word of God would be scarce.
  • God promised to sift the nation as corn but none would fall to the ground.
  • God promised to restore Israel after their time of captivity.

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • God was telling Amos with the basket of summer fruit that the end was coming much like the gathering at the time of harvest spells the end of the growing season where preparations are made for the winter. Jesus told His followers to work while it is day because the harvest will soon be ended when no man can work.
  • Because of their sin that the land would tremble, the sun would go dark at noonday and the time of feasts would become days of mourning. It would be like mourning the loss of an only son.This was realized when Jesus, God's son, was crucified. He died for sins. 
  • Jesus is the Lord that Amos saw standing on the altar.

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • God promised to raise up the tabernacle of David and rebuild the ruins. The nation would possess the remnant of Edom and of all the people called by His name. The land would abundantly give a harvest. Some of this came to pass at the end of the Babylonian captivity but it also holds future promise because the promise states that they would never more be pulled out of their land.

No comments :

Post a Comment

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 (KJV)