God judged the people in Amos’ day because they had grown careless and complacent, and their religion had become counterfeit. Alistair Begg notes that God’s purpose in judging people is not annihilation, but salvation – to weed out the fakes and safeguard the faithful. A new day is dawning for those who place their faith in Christ, and whose lives glorify God, when futility and desolation will be replaced by prosperity and joy.
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