ADULT Sunday School – 7/16/2023 – The Minor Prophets, Lesson 17 – AMOS, pt. 5 – Matthew Carnagua

ADULT Sunday School – 7/16/2023 – The Minor Prophets, Lesson 17 – AMOS, pt. 5 – Matthew Carnagua

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Majoring on the Minor Prophets, Lesson 17 – “Hope or Fear” Amos 5:18-27, pt. 5, NASB1995

“Seek Me that You May Live”

“18 Alas, you who are longing for the day of the Lord, For what purpose will the day of the Lord  be to you? It will be darkness and not light;

19 As when a man flees from a lion And a bear meets him, Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall, And a snake bites him.

20  Will not the day of the Lord  be darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?

21 “I hate, I reject your festivals, Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.

22 Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings.

23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.

24 But let justice roll down like waters, And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

25 “Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel? 26 You also carried along Sikkuth your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves. 27 Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus,” says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.” Amos 5:18-27 NASB1995

A study through the 12-books at the end of the Old Testament known as “the Minor Prophets”.  You will be pleased by how much easier these often-overlooked books of the Bible are to understand with a little context. Plus you will be learn & be convicted by how relevant and timely their messages still are to believers today.

The Minor Prophets is a collection of twelve (12) Old Testament books, known simply as “the Twelve” or “the Book of the Twelve” in the Hebrew Bible. The title “minor” refers to length, not significance. Roughly in chronological order, each of these short books gives a glimpse into the spiritual landscape and history of Israel, challenging the status quo through prophets called to speak on God’s behalf.

The Book of AMOSAmos is a prophet of divine judgment, and the sovereignty of the Lord in nature and history dominates his thought. But he was no innovator; his conservatism was in keeping with the whole prophetic tradition calling the people back to the high moral and religious demands of the Lord’s revelation.