Tag - Amos

Am I Ready?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Amos 4:12c Prepare to meet your God. O-bservation: If ever there was a prophet who came from almost nowhere, it was Amos. His prophecies against Israel are alarming. Yes, he did die a violent death at the hands of his adversaries for what he preached. Even today, people would most likely want him silenced. He reminded the people of Israel of the times God had severely judged them. However, even then they would not repent. Because of all of this rejection of the most high God, Amos said, “Prepare to meet your God!” A-pplication: As I...

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From A Small Town To An Eternal Stage

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Amos 1:1a The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa. O-bservation: Here we read the opening words of the book of Amos, written by Amos. He was one of the 12 minor prophets of the Old Testaments. Tekoa is a little Jewish village on the West Bank, in the Judean wilderness. It’s humbling to read that Amos mentioned himself as just one of the shepherds of Tekoa. A-pplication: This is the story of a shepherd proclaiming the judgments of God against both Israel and Judah, and yet he was from a very small place....

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The Seeker’s Fruit

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Amos 5:6a Seek the Lord and live. O-bservation: Throughout the entirety of the book of Amos, we see the Lord begging the people of Israel to turn from their evil ways and back to Him. His call is through the prophet Amos. In this passage the Lord simply says, “I’ll give you real life if you will just seek me.” A-pplication: What I can tell you about my life is that the more I live, the more I want to LIVE! I’m thrilled with my life. I love LIVING! The last thing I want to do...

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A Word For The Swift, Strong Warrior

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Amos 2:14 The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life. O-bservation: Amos was a shepherd/farmer who lived a little over 10 miles from Jerusalem, yet he spoke as an oracle of God. He lived and prophesied forty years after Elisha had passed, and during a time when Judah and Israel were both extremely prosperous. Yet their prosperity had brought them to a place of idolatry and spiritual smugness. Here Amos prophesies that there is coming a day when all of their abilities...

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Somebody, Somewhere Knows What’s Coming Next

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Amos 3:7 Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. O-bservation: The Old Testament Prophet Amos made it very clear that God does nothing without first revealing it to His Prophets here on earth. A-pplication: Just as The Lord has given us many signs of His soon return in Scripture, this passage tells us that He also reveals events before they happen to His numerous prophets here on earth. I believe these men and women operate in every country, every region, and every city where people live. You may...

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