Verse of the Day on Amos

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Amos 3:3

Amos 3:3

For centuries the nation of Israel had been called to turn back to the Lord and many prophets of God had trumpeted the warning to repent of their sins, to return to the Lord and to turn from their wicked ways.

God had made a conditional covenant with His people Israel. He promised to bless them, if they would walk in His ways and obey His statues.. but He warned of judgement if Israel rejected His ways, despised His ordinances and read more...

Amos 3:7

Amos 3:7

Our God is a God of love and mercy, but He is also a God of justice and righteous judgement, and when His people, who are called by His name, are sinful, idolatrous, disobedient and rebellious, the inevitable result is their justified punishment.

The prophet Amos opens his book with a roar of judgement against several of the idolatrous nations, that surrounded Israel. Specific judgements are made against Damascus and Gaza - and read more...

Amos 4:12

Amos 4:12

Amos was called as a prophet by God to deliver a specific and stern message of judgement against many of the surrounding nations, as well as blistering warnings to the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah.

God is long-suffering and full of loving-kindness and mercy, and it is not His desire that any should perish, but that all men should repent and turn to Him - but when wickedness and evil is multiplied.. read more...

Amos 5:21

Amos 5:21

The kingdom of Israel had been divided due to their sin and yet God in His grace continued to bless His people, while warning them to turn from their sin, lest judgement befall them. Nevertheless, they broke their covenant with the Lord; spurned His grace; followed other gods and did evil in the sight of the Lord, which caused Him to raise up prophets, like Amos, to warn of approaching judgement if they did not mend their read more...

Amos 8:11

Amos 8:11

Amos was a simple shepherd from Tekoa, who was commissioned by the Lord to pronounce severe judgement on the surrounding nations and certain cities, which encircled God's chosen people.

But Israel was not exempt from God's judgement, for they had followed after other gods, and become a faithless and adulterous nation. For many chapters, Amos warned that inevitable judgement and oppression would fall on God's chosen people, read more...

Amos 9:11

Amos 9:11

Amos is one of many Old Testament prophets who spoke of the great and terrible 'Day of the Lord'. Certain prophetic voices refer to the 'Day of the Lord' as the 'Time of Jacob's Trouble', when God's wrath is poured out on a God-hating, Christ-rejecting, sinful world - and it is also referred to as the '70th week of Daniel,' by many theologians.

Various biblical writers describe it as a day of thick darkness, a day of trouble and read more...