Amos – Chapter 7: Locusts, Fire and a Plumb Line

We continue in the book of Amos today. Don’t worry though, God’s pissiness is still there. 🙂

“This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: He was preparing swarms of locusts after the king’s share had been harvested and just as the late crops were coming up.” – Amos 7:1

Yep, God’s still pissy.

“Then the Lord said, ‘Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.’” – Amos 7:8

As if God has ever spared the Israelites.

“Amos answered Amaziah, ‘I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees.  But the Lord took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’  Now then, hear the word of the Lord.’” – Amos 7:14-16

The Amos’s of today’s world are looked at as needed mental health help. But put an Amos in the Bible and it is the divine word of God.

“‘Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘Your wife will become a prostitute in the city, and your sons and daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be measured and divided up,  and you yourself will die in a pagan country. And Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’: – Amos 7:17

Yep, God is still pissy.

Amos 7 didn’t teach us anything we didn’t already know. God is a pissy jackass throwing a temper tantrum. Who suffers? Far too many innocent people.

Coming Soon: Amos – Chapter 8: A Basket of Ripe Fruit

One thought on “Amos – Chapter 7: Locusts, Fire and a Plumb Line

  1. I’m sorry but maybe I’m missing something. Is there some sort of benefit to being one of the chosen. From the missives in the book it appears being chosen is hazardous to your mental and physical self, extended family and greater community. The upside seems elusive at best. Oh I get it, this must be one of those private S&M cult on Sunday morning faith programs.

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