In Amos 3 we saw the prophet declare the voice of the Lord concerning the sins of the nation of Israel. There were two sins in particular that were specified as being punished by God. Verses 14-15 of the third chapter of Amos announces the demolition of the altars and the houses of ivory. The problem is in their hearts that falsely worship God and desire wealth, possessions, and comfort. The fourth chapter of Amos explores these two issues in greater depth.
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