Amos Chapter 4
7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.
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Matthew Henry's Amos Chapter 4 Bible commentary...
Israel is reproved. (1-5) Their impenitence shown. (6-13)1-5 What is got by extortion is commonly used to provide for the flesh, and to fulfil the lusts thereof. What is got by oppression cannot be enjoyed with satisfaction. How miserable are those whose confidence in unscriptural observances only prove that they believe a lie! Let us see to it that our faith, hope, and worship, are warranted by the Divine word.
6-13 See the folly of carnal hearts; they wander from one creature to another, seeking for something to satisfy, and labour for that which satisfies not; yet, after all, they will not incline their ear to Him in whom they might find all they can want. Preaching the gospel is as rain, and every thing withers where this rain is wanting. It were well if people were as wise for their souls as they are for their bodies; and, when they have not this rain near, would go and seek it where it is to be had. As the Israelites persisted in rebellion and idolatry, the Lord was coming against them as an adversary. Ere long, we must meet our God in judgment; but we shall not be able to stand before him, if he tries us according to our doings. If we would prepare to meet our God with comfort, at the awful period of his coming, we must now meet him in Christ Jesus, the eternal Son of the Father, who came to save lost sinners. We must seek him while he is to be found.
Adeola Gbenga's Amos Chapter 4 comment on 2/05/2014, 11:26am...
God is a loving father that does not want any backslider to perish but looks for different ways to restore such back to the fold.However, if he or she rejects the way through which God wants to restore him or her to the fold; such a person will surely perish.
Lurshai's Amos Chapter 4 comment on 5/19/2013, 7:24am...
i just ignore GOD in my daily life, and feel proud that i can take care of all my needs by myself.but after death what will happen ?
Emily Ateku's Amos Chapter 4 comment on 10/01/2012, 11:57pm...
People are taking things for granted. We need to turn to the lord and seek his face to avoid what is happening in today's life.
Geri's Amos Chapter 4 comment on 7/30/2012, 6:14pm...
How long do we think God is going to put up with our disobedience. We take everything for granted, we don't give God any credit for all He's done for us now just like the children of Israel. He is showing us everyday that judgment is no joke and people we need to get it together now!
Mom's Amos Chapter 4 comment on 9/30/2011, 9:02am...
We so take for granted the food on our table; the stores having it and our ability to pay for it. Recent weather events across our nation's bread basket have made severe conditions for crops. The people in Bible times experienced famine as judgment on their nation for forgetting about God. Too much rain or not enough can have disastrous consequences. We need to get back to the Lord and remembering to thank Him and praise Him.
Guardian's Amos Chapter 4 comment about verse 9 on 6/19/2011, 10:31pm...
Beginning in the 1960's we systematically eliminated God from our lands and replaced Him with "human rights". The price of departing from God is now being paid by not only traditional "Christian" countries, but also those who departed millennia ago. Upheaval will increase until our Father sends his first born Son back to earth to establish His Kingdom for everyone.
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