- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Amos 1
Judgement on Israel and neighbors.
Prophecy of judgement against neighboring nations and of sin of Judah is expressed in chapter 2, along with detailed contents of sin of Israel and punishment. They committed social injustice and they were arrogant of their closeness by God. When sin increases it brings forth judgement. And no one can flee from the judgement (vv 13-16). The only way to flee from judgement is to repent.
Moab was Israel’s ancient enemy to the south-east of the Jordan.
Judah’s sin was rejecting the law of the Lord and not kept his decrees. The sin of Israel was committing injustice, exploiting the poor (vv 7-8). Amorites were pre-Israelite inhabitants of Canaan. The people of Israel forgot how God led them to the promised land by destroyed the Amorites.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?