Amos 3

Amos 3. Certain judgment

Amos 3:1-15

SUMMARYCertain judgment

OVERVIEWGod uses a series of rhetorical questions to emphasize the certainty of judgment.

BIG IDEAUnconfessed sin brings judgment.

KEY VERSEAmos 3:2 (God to Israelites)
From among all the families on the earth, I have been intimate with you alone. That is why I must punish you for all your sins.

I have identified you as my child. I have called you to be in a relationship with me. I want you to follow me and serve me. It is not for my benefit, but for those you know and love and those you don’t yet know but those I know and love. I want you to be a difference-maker. I want you to bring health and hope and healing in place of pain and pessimism.

But when you choose not to follow me. When you choose to ignore my instructions and turn away from me, I will discipline you. I will bring judgment until you submit to me and my ways. Your life is no longer your own. When you surrender to me, you give me authority over your life. Don’t take it back. Don’t pretend you know what is best. I am the Lord who knows all, and I also love you more than you can ever know. Follow me today and be part of bringing my joy to the world.

Invite God to lead you today. Confess any indifference you’ve shown to him and be open to where God leads you today.