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. 8 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. 2 “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 …