Addressing self-serving, status-seeking women and hypocrites who merely played at religion, Amos warned God’s people that they were perilously close to reaching the point of no return. Alistair Begg urges us to repent while there is still time, for all will one day face God, either for punishment or for blessing. God is sovereignly in control of the universe and He will use whatever means necessary to turn His people back to Himself, but His patience is not endless.
The Lion's Roar
Amos was not a learned man, but a shepherd from a small town. He was not an innovator; he simply reminded people of facts they already knew. The only remarkable thing about Amos was how unremarkable he was. It was a time of prosperity, corruption, and compromise. God’s people played at religion and toyed with sin. God used Amos to remind His people that religious profession was meaningless unless accompanied by obedience, holiness, and wholehearted worship. He warned them that while God was merciful, He was running out of patience.
In this series, Alistair Begg explains why the prophetic words of Amos remain relevant to today’s Church, which often focuses on religious experiences while denying the truths of biblical doctrine and reduces biblical imperatives to personal options. Like Amos, Alistair urges us to align our worship and lifestyles with the truth of Scripture and renew our relationship with God today, knowing that His judgment is imminent.