Amos spoke to God’s people at a time when luxury and self-indulgence took priority over holiness, prayerfulness, and seeking God. He pointed out that they were a powerless people because their disobedience had alienated them from God and provoked Him to turn against them. Alistair Begg reviews the causes of divine alienation and warns that when we tolerate sin in our lives, God may turn His face from us and render us helpless before our enemies.
9Proclaim to the strongholds in Ashdod
and to the strongholds in the land of Egypt,
and say, “Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria,
and see the great tumults within her,
and the oppressed in her midst.”
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