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Welcome to the second part of my reflections after reading the Book of Amos. It is chronologically the second book of the prophets found in the Old Testament, and was quite an interesting experience to really read, study, and reflect upon the meanings within the prophetic text. You can check out the post on Part 1, which deals with the content of the first four chapters in Amos. Today’s post deals with chapters 5-7.
God tells His nation, Israel, in the fifth chapter what they need to do: “Seek me and live” (Amos 5:5-6), and to “Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate” (Amos 5:15). God declares that He does not want their feasts held in His name, nor their animal sacrifices, nor their songs of worship (Amos 5:21-23) but rather He wants justice and righteousness (Amos 5:24) from His people. In other words, He…
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