Jun 23, 2024    Dr. Jim Dunn

The purpose of the Book of Amos is to pronounce God’s judgment upon Israel, the northern kingdom, for their complacency, idolatry, and oppression of the poor. They had God but wanted to be god. They had the truth of God’s expectations but had evolved to set up their own expectations. They had God’s promise of provision and protection but wanted to do things their way, even setting up different ways to honor God in their eyes.