September 21, 2018: 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: 9:11-15  Like many other books of prophecy, this book also ends with a message of hope.  Why?