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08 July, 2015

Search The Scriptures —Study 3— Amos 5 & 6

Study 3  From The Books of Amos & Hosea  Is: Amos 5 & 6


1.     5: 1-17.  God uses various methods to draw men back to Himself. Chapter 4 mentioned natural calamities; this chapter, a plea for right living.  What sins are rebuked in these verses, and what is the one way of escape?
2.     5:18-27.  What is necessary to make our worship acceptable to God? How did Israel fail? Is our worship in danger of falling under the same judgement?
3.     Chapter 6.  Why were the Israelites insensitive to the approaching judgement? What warning does this contain for us?
Notes
  1. 5:25, 26.  These verses are obscure, but seem to mean that the idolatrous tendency in Israel found expression in the day of the wilderness wandering as it was doing now in Amos’ day.
  2. 6:2. Probably a reference to cities which have recently fallen. Israel is no more secure than they were.
  3. 6:10.  This reference to burning the dead indicates a time of emergency.