When God Gets Fed Up: Wisdom from the Book of Amos
“‘I also raised up prophets from among your children and Nazirites from among your youths. Is this not true, people of Israel?’ declares the Lord.” (Amos 2:11)
If God wanted to speak to you, what would be the best way to get your attention?
In a short book called Amos, God says he has tried time and again to speak to His people, the nation of Israel. He has even used their youth - the “hope of the next generation” - to get his people back on track! And have they listened? No!
The warnings and wisdom found in Amos are often ignored by many today. The book is difficult to read. Its themes are tough to understand. Yet we believe that all of the Bible is given to us to help us grow. In his faithfulness, God can use this book as a source of teachable moments for His people still today.
On Oct 28th, we are starting a series that weaves together themes of injustice, hypocrisy and lies. We’re going to better understand God’s desire to see his people be in the world but not of the world.
This call really goes all the way back to God’s dealings with the Israelites in the Old Testament. While the people were told that they were blessed to be a blessing, they often fell back into old patterns of selfishness and greed that minimized God’s call on their lives. Enter the prophet Amos who speaks on God’s behalf and finds a way to call us all to the deeper meaning of worship.
Hope you can make time to join us this fall!