September 16, 2016: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Amos 5-9
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Commentary: Amos recognizes that Israel has rejected and turned away from the Lord, for which they will be punished most severely. Amos reminds his listeners that Israel was once a leading nation, blessed by the Lord, but they have since fallen into despair and will soon be destroyed. His book ends with a message of hope: Israel will one day be restored to its full glory!
Focus Verses: 6:8-14 What led to the downfall of Israel? What led to its destruction? Why is it important to known and understand why Israel fell?