Amos by A Graeme Auld

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It was of the judgments of this universal Sovereign that Amos chiefly thought. But there is comfort, too, in the remembrance that the Lord reigneth with a limitless and omnipotent sceptre. He sitteth King upon the floods. He will bring good out of all the evils which mar His creation, and will turn wars into peace, and will make the kingdoms of this world the kingdoms of His Christ. 3. Once more Amos feels strongly the necessity of uprightness and integrity in the outward life — of justice and mercy and truth in the conduct from day to day.

Geo. Adam Smith, D. ) FOOTNOTE It is true that the word Noqed, by which Amos designates himself, is applied in 2 Kings 3:4. to Mesha, King of Moab, — the king so interesting to us as being the subject of the inscription on the Moabite stone — applied to him as the rich proprietor of a choice breed of sheep. But Amos tells us that he followed the flock as a simple shepherd (Amos 7:14, 15). The sheep were not his possession, they were only his care. CHAPTER 1 Ver. 1. The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa.

Hate the evil and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate,” — these were his commandments. It is the most certain of all certainties that God can have no delight in worshippers who call themselves by His name and yet refuse to fulfil His law. ) THE DATE OF AMOS. C. The fact that the prophet never makes mention of the name of Assyria, though he refers expressly to the destinies of surrounding nations, seems to imply that Assyria was at that period not so disturbing a force in Syro-Palestinian politics as it had been in a former generation, and as it was destined to become during the ministry of the prophet Hosea, when the terrible invasions of Tiglath-pileser made the names of Asshur and King Combat (Jared) to be names of dread.

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