When the Lord pours out His wrath

Amos Bible Background

12.16.2015 Old Testament: Amos 8.9–10

To read the Bible in a year, read Amos 7–9 on December 16, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

The Lord spoke through Amos to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, warning them that their sin would lead to their destruction, and the Lord would use the brutal, cruel hand of the Assyrians to accomplish it,

“And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord God,
“That I will make the sun go down at noon,
And I will darken the earth in broad daylight;
I will turn your feasts into mourning,
And all your songs into lamentation;
I will bring sackcloth on every waist,
And baldness on every head;
I will make it like mourning for an only son,
And its end like a bitter day.”
(Amos 8.9–10) 

Yet, those words did not strike fear into the hearts of the children of Israel, but they kept doing as they had been doing, and the Lord kept His promise and they experienced a horrible destruction by one of the cruelest people on Earth ever, the Assyrians.

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