AMOS

This post is worth reading. The Prophet Amos is worth revisiting as we continue to pray about current concerns,

Sweet aroma

Amos, name means burden or burden-bearer, was a shepherd called by God to prophesy to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. At that time Israel was a very rich and spoiled culture.

          Chapter 1 through 2:5 is prophesy against Northern Israel’s neighbors – Damascus, Gaze, Tyre, Edom, Ammon, Moab, Judah.  Amos uses a paragraph to describe the sins of each kingdom. 2:6-8  Lists of five sins for which Israel will be crushed.  Is. 30:10-11 They didn’t want the prophets saying what is right and wrong; they only wanted pleasant things.  Stop confronting us with the Holy One, they demanded.  Paul speaks of those who have itching ears—who only want to hear good things. Does that sound like contemporary prophets/preachers?  15 God asks for repentance, they answer “No, we’ll just run away on our horses.”  Sort of “we’ll do it our own way.”

3:2 Israel was highly favored by God. This makes…

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About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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1 Response to AMOS

  1. oneta hayes says:

    thanks, Faye. Amos is really a book for the present day culture. It speaks so closely to our struggle between socialism and capitalism. I’m doing Friday Fictioneers tomorrow but next day I’ll think I will go to an Amos theme again.

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