No one can escape the Lord 

Old Testament: Amos 9.1–4

To read the Bible in a year, read Amos 7–9 on December 16, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

People deceive themselves into believing that they can escape judgment from the Lord, but how can anyone hide from him who made the universe? As the Lord spoke by the mouth of Amos, listen to how he knew the Israelites believed they could escape his wrath, but Amos showed that the Lord would find them: 

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

“Strike the doorposts, that the thresholds may shake,
And break them on the heads of them all.
I will slay the last of them with the sword.
He who flees from them shall not get away,
And he who escapes from them shall not be delivered.
Though they dig into hell,
From there My hand shall take them;
Though they climb up to heaven,
From there I will bring them down;
And though they hide themselves on top of Carmel,
From there I will search and take them;
Though they hide from My sight at the bottom of the sea,
From there I will command the serpent, and it shall bite them;
Though they go into captivity before their enemies,
From there I will command the sword,
And it shall slay them.
I will set My eyes on them for harm and not for good.”

– Amos 9.1–4 

They could go to hell, heaven, the top of a mountain, the bottom of the sea, and even be a captive among their enemies, but in any of those places the Lord would find them and deal with them. 

Questions: 

  • Do you picture yourself at the Judgment? 
  • God would set his eyes on them for what? 

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