We now enter the fourth chapter in Amos and God is still pissy and destroying people left and right. Given the title of today’s chapter, I doubt that changes any time soon.
“The Sovereign Lord has sworn by his holiness: ‘The time will surely come when you will be taken away with hooks, the last of you with fishhooks.’” – Amos 4:2
Damn, God! Taken away by hooks…fishhooks! God is really mad now!
“I gave you empty stomachs in every city and lack of bread in every town, yet you have not returned to me, declares the Lord.” – Amos 4:6
How could you possibly not return to God after he starved you? He expressed his love to you by taking your food away! How could he possibly love you more?
“I also withheld rain from you…” – Amos 4:7
And that’s how he loves you more. Not only did he take food from you, he took your water too! Now that’s true love!
“I sent plagues among you as I did to Egypt.” – Amos 4:10
Just when you think God can’t possibly love you more, he sends you plagues. LOL!
God continues to be mad. But remember he loves you. That’s why he took your food, water, and sent you deadly plagues. 🙂
Coming Soon: Amos – Chapter 5: A Lament and Call to Repentance