The Day of the Lord (Amos 5:16-6:14)

Amos 5 began with a funeral song sung by Amos for the nation of Israel. The requirements of God were very simple. They should have been seeking the Lord, but not with their false worship and pious pretenses. The people should have seek the Lord in humility and in goodness. But the people failed to seek the Lord and find true life. Therefore, Amos has sung the words, “Fallen, no more to rise, is the virgin Israel” (5:2). The rest of chapters five and six describe the coming judgment through a serious of woes.

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