Amos 7

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Amos 7 has the prophet seeing visions of God’s judgment and experiencing the power of prayer.  God speaks to us in many ways.  For Amos, some of that was through visions.  In this chapter, he experiences that again.  “This is what the Lord God showed me: behold, the Lord God was calling for a judgment by fire, and it devoured the great deep and was eating up the land”.  Late in the harvest, Amos sees a swarm of locusts coming to devour the crops of Israel. It came after the king’s mowings, so the royal court already took their taxes, so there is nothing left at all.  The country would be desolate.

Amos prays that God will not allow the vision to happen.  He intercedes for God’s people and the frail situation they are in.  Amos stands in the gap.  And what is God’s response?  “The Lord…

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