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I'm tracking the kings and prophets through the last days of the Israel and, soon after, Judah.

...continue reading "Isaiah 9 (Judah)"

Amos had his first three visions and a confrontation with the high priest at Bethel, the king's high priest, since Israel has made their own choose-your-own religion. The priest, Amaziah, tried to get the king to kill Amos by cherry-picking from Amos. It ended up costing Amaziah, literally, everything.

...continue reading "Amos 8 (Israel)"

Amos started the book with prophesies, then sermons or messages. Chapter 7 begins Amos' visions.

...continue reading "Amos 7 (Israel)"

Amos has had some bad news for Israel (and Judah) (and some of us). They had forgotten how to do right. And even those waiting for the Day of the Lord were also carrying around idols. He does provide a very narrow path out for a remnant. The messages conclude in Chapter 6 and then the visions begin.

...continue reading "Amos 6 (Israel)"

Amos started the book with prophesies and now has begun longer "sermons" that include messages directly from the Lord. Chapter 4 is the second of three of those messages

...continue reading "Amos 4 (Israel)"

Amos started his book with high-level prophesies for Judah, Israel, and her neighbors. Now he transitions into a more detailed message.

...continue reading "Amos 3 (Israel)"

Chronologically, I am reading II Kings and II Chronicles and the various prophets who tried to come alongside the rulers and people of the day. Today begins Amos' swing at bat.

...continue reading "Amos 1 (Israel)"

Following the Blue Letter Bible, I am pausing after Isaiah 8 (as well as after II Kings 16 and II Chronicles 28) and reading all 9 chapters in Amos. The shift is from Judah back to Israel and the rule of Jeroboam II.

...continue reading "Intro to Amos (Israel)"