07/12/2018 — Amos Chapters 6-9

In these final chapters two verses caught my mind:

Amos 7:7-8  This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord asked me, “What do you see, Amos?” “A plumb line,” I replied. Then the Lord said, “Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer

Even when a wall “looks straight” a plumb line establishes the true standard used.  The Lord has established and will judge versus His standard, not what other may teach or “society” may feel.

Amos 8:1.2  This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: a basket of ripe fruit. “What do you see, Amos?” he asked. “A basket of ripe fruit,” I answered. Then the Lord said to me, “The time is ripe for my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.

The Lord will judge according to His standard — and that time is surely coming …

1 comment

  • missliz

    Reading the book of Amos in it’s entirety at once, made me appreciate it’s poetry. My take away is that God holds every nation to the same ethical standard regardless of whether they consider themselves a “Christian Nation” or not. God loves justice, mercy, fairness and true spirituality… his ethical standard, holy living. I do no believe we live in a Christian nation but God expects us to live and promote His ways, the ways of Christ, where ever we live. Sadly, I think our nation is in the mess it is in partly because we as Christians have not spoken up and made our voices heard above the crowd.

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