The worse kind of famine

Amos Bible Background

12.16.2016 – Old Testament: Amos 8.11–12

To read the Bible in a year, read Amos 7–9 on December 16, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

I do not believe that any of us wants to experience a famine, but famines come in different forms, and the Lord revealed through Amos the worse kind of famine, and Israel would experience it,

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the LORD.
They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD,
But shall not find it.”
(Amos 8.11–12) 

Some people will actually think that they would like such a famine and they work to create it, making sure that others do not get to hear the word of the Lord. However, if we insist on rejecting His word and removing it from our society and even our churches, then He will allow that to happen, allowing us to see what a Bibleless society is like.


  • What do you think a society without the Bible would be like?
  • Can you think of nations that have banned the Bible?
  • If so, what was that society like?

4 thoughts on “The worse kind of famine

  1. That type of famine would be for Christians like the pit of Hades. You are right there of the word being removed from churches. I’ve written so much in tablets over the years from my bible studies, I may have to start a new bible. 🙂


  2. I’m studying Rev 14 this morning and verse 6 reminded me of this post of yours. An angel had to come to earth to deliver the gospel because it was no longer found on earth with men ( famined word of God) the Holy Spirit is working me these last 2 hours in studying. Praise the Lord. 😛 You know I have to think like a child when studying Revelation. And guess what. I received messages from Zephi this morning as well. Lord help us all.

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