Amos saw the Lord!

Old Testament: Amos 9.1a

To read the Bible in a year, read Amos 7–9 on December 16, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl 

Amos said something that many of the prophets said, which we might miss if we do not stop for a moment and contemplate what they said. In Amos 9, the prophet introduced something that the Lord told him by saying: 

I saw the Lord standing by the altar, and He said…

– Amos 9.1 

We read that he saw the Lord and then we pay attention to what the Lord said to the prophet. However, let’s stop here for a moment and picture what he said. 

Amos saw the Lord! The prophet even told us where he saw the Lord standing. Amos saw the Lord? My friends, is that not awesome? 

What would it be like to see the Lord? Surely there is nothing more awesome for a human to see than laying his eyes upon the Lord of heaven and earth. 

For the rest of the day, think of what an amazing experience that must have been. 


  • How do you picture the Lord in your mind? 
  • After seeing the Lord in heaven, who do you want to see next? 

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