Amos 2:6-16 – Injustice Everywhere
Not a single transgression, not a single action involves their own items. It was someone else’s young girl prostituted, someone else’s coat strung out, someone else’s wine giving way to debauchery. They worship and sin and make sure it is at no cost to themselves. This may be a warning sign: if your religion does not cost you anything, then might you be worshiping yourself?
Amos 1:3-2:6 – A World Without Priests
Christians are a new nation of priests to mediate God’s Word to the world. Do not grow weary of doing the work. In Amos’ day, Judah & Israel forfeited this role and succumbed to idolatry. They lost the only true distinction that could bring righteousness and salvation in the earth. Worshiping Ba’al, they becomes priests of oppression and injustice.