Bible Studies in the Book of Amos

An outline for the Prophecy of Amos

       1.        Judgment comes to the enemies of God

2.        Judgment comes to the people of God

3.        Judgment on the failure to worship God

4.        Judgment on the social structure

5.1      Judgment can be diverted by repentance

5.2      Judgment will be in the hand of the Lord

6         Judgment comes to the unrepentant

7.        Judgment in real terms

8.        Judgment described as awesome

9.        Judgment and hope

 

A bit more detail

  1. Introduction and the first set of judgments on the nations in chapter 1 [judgment comes to the enemies of God]
    1. Syria v 3-5
    2. Philistia v 6-8
    3. Phoenicia v 9-10
    4. Edom v 11-12
    5. Ammon v 13-15
  2. Second set of judgments on the nations in chapter 2 [judgment comes to the people of God]
    1. Moab v 1-3
    2. Judah v 4-5
    3. Israel v 6-16
  3. Hearing the word of the Lord chapters 3-6
    1. The complacent nation of Israel in chapter 3 [judgment on the failure to worship God]
    2. The unjustness of the commercial nation to the neglect of their spiritual heritage in chapter 4 [judgment on the social structure]
    3. The call to repent in chapter 5 v 1-17 [judgment can be diverted by repentance]
    4. The promise of the final day of the Lord 5 v 18-27 [judgment will be in the hand of the Lord]
    5. The fall of the proud in chapter 6 [judgment comes to the unrepentant]
  4. Visions of the judgment of Israel in chapter 7-9.10
    1. Locusts 7 v 1-3 [judgment in real terms]
    2. Fire 7 v 4-6
    3. Plumb line 7 v7-9
    4. Reaction of the King Amaziah 7 v 10-17
    5. Basket of fruits 8 v 1-14 [judgment described as awesome]
    6. The altar at Bethel 9.1-10 [judgment and hope]
    7. Restoration 9.11-15


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