Waiting for Monday

Waiting for Monday
Amos 8

Do not be dismayed by them. Jeremiah 1:17

I. The Revelation of God’s Judgment

This is what the Lord God showed me: behold, a basket of summer fruit. And he said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, “The end has come upon my people Israel;  I will never again pass by them. Amos 8:1-2

The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day,” declares the Lord God“So many dead bodies!” “They are thrown everywhere!” “Silence!” Amos 8:3

“But then the flies come out. People die, earthquakes rumble, and nations rage. Families collapse, and children die of hunger. Dictators snort and treat people like, well, like pigs. And this world stinks. And we have a choice. We can pretend this life is all God intended. Or . . . We can come to our senses. We can follow the example of the prodigal son. ‘I will set out and go back to my father’” (Luke 15:18). – Max Lucado

Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end,  saying, “When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may offer wheat for sale, that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great and deal  deceitfully with false balances, that we may buy the poor for silver nd the needy for a pair of sandals and sell the chaff of the wheat?” Amos 8:4-6

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. Exodus 20:2

The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: “Surely I will never forget any of their deeds. Amos 8:7

II. The Result of God’s Judgment

Shall not the land tremble on this account, and everyone mourn who dwells in it, and all of it rise like the Nile, and be tossed about and sink again, like the Nile of Egypt?” “And on that day,” declares the Lord God“I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight. 10 I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on every waist and baldness on every head; I will make it like the mourning for an only son and the end of it like a bitter day. Amos 8:8-10

11 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God“when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. Amos 8:11

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied  Matthew 5:6

12 They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the Lord
    but they shall not find it.13 “In that day the lovely virgins and the young men shall faint for thirst.  Amos 8:12-13

What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him. Corinthians 2:9

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4

46 My God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46

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