AMOS 6:1 “Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation, to whom the people of Israel come!”
The Scene: A graph showing the results that came upon Israel for their disobedience and their ignoring of Father God and His laws.
Ignoring God has consequences, as shown in Chapter 6 of Amos:
Amos 6:6-8,14 ” ‘You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph. Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile; your feasting and lounging will end. The Sovereign Lord has sworn by himself—the Lord God Almighty declares: ‘I abhor the pride of Jacob and detest his fortresses; I will deliver up the city and everything in it.'” v. 14 “For the Lord God Almighty declares, ‘I will stir up a nation against you, O house of Israel, that will oppress you all the way from Lebo Hamath to the valley of the Arabah.’ ”
Therein lies the lesson for people of today: history has shown the results of ignoring the Creator, the one true God. Nation after nation has been destroyed by other nations or has fallen from within– the message is as clear today as it was then, circa 800 B.C.:
Matthew 3:1-3 ” In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, ‘Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near. This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: ‘A voice of one calling in the desert, “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.”‘
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