- What are the particular sins of the nations (1:3-2:3) which call for God’s judgment? What may be learnt from this about the things God hates?
- Judah and Israel are judged because they have failed to live up to God’s law—a different standard of judgement from that applied to the nations. In what ways does 2:4-16 show the social, economic, and religious guilt of God’s people? How do we fall short on the same issues?
06 July, 2015
Search The Scriptures —Study 1 — Amos 1 & 2
1. 1:3. Heavy machines for threshing grain had been used as instruments of torture on the people of Gilead.
2. 2:1. Desecration of the dead as considered specially wicked
3. 2:8. Cf. Ex. 22:26. The judges demanded unjust fines, accepting payment in clothing and wine, then made use of these at their sacrificial feasts.