OVERVIEW: God will bring judgment and none will escape. But God will sift Israel and restore the nation with an exiled remnant.
BIG IDEA: God’s promises give us hope.
KEY VERSE: Amos 9:9 (God to Amos)
For I will give the command and will shake Israel along with the other nations as grain is shaken in a sieve, yet not one true kernel will be lost.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
My enemies will not escape. Those who revile me or mock me or ignore me will get what they desire—an eternity without me. Those who think they can live however they please—yet still enjoy my presence—will be sadly mistaken. I will sort through all of humanity and judge those who reject me. I will offer peace and hope for all who cling to me and call on my name.
I will restore my people. I will breathe new life into those who are tired and discouraged. I will comfort those who worry. I will calm those who are anxious. I will feed and clothe those with daily needs. I will provide everything my children need throughout eternity. You will find pain and discomfort in your broken world, but I will restore all things, and in me, you will find the peace and rest you desire.
Thank God for Jesus. Our savior provides forgiveness for our sin and hope for the world. Worship and follow him today. Ask God to direct your steps and words today.