Bible Study Notes on Micah 3 – 20171117

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Micah 3:1  “…heads of Jacob…rulers…Is it not for you to know justice” Aren’t you supposed to be the ones to know justice?  Aren’t you supposed to be the ones who stand for the people?

2-3  Rather graphic description of how the leaders treated the people.  No concern for their wellbeing at . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Micah 3 – 20171117

Bible Study Notes on Micah 2 – 20171115

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Micah 2:1  “Woe to those who devise iniquity, And work out evil on their beds…” They think they’re getting away with it, that God cannot see what they devise in their minds when they’re alone.  He can’t see and doesn’t care.  But they are very mistaken.  He sees and knows all, . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Micah 2 – 20171115

Bible Study Notes on Micah 1 – 20171112

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Micah 1:  “…which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem” Capitals of northern and southern kingdoms.

4  “…Like waters poured down a steep place” Not a slow trickle, but a fast moving pour.  No resistance.

5  “…What is the transgression of Jacob?  Is it not Samaria?  And what are the high places . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Micah 1 – 20171112

Bible Study Notes on Amos 9 – 20171109

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Amos 9:1  “I saw the Lord standing by the altar…” Wonder what form He took.  Doesn’t say, but probably that of the pre-incarnate Christ.  He’s standing by the altar of the false gods, one of the ones built for the calves Jeroboam set up, and He’s pronouncing judgment upon them.  Shows . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Amos 9 – 20171109

Bible Study Notes on Amos 8 – 20171108

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Amos 8:1  “…a basket of summer fruit” Apparently the term summer fruit would refer to that which is finally ripe at the end of the season, and thus ready to be harvested.  Implication is that now Israel has come to the end of her sin and is ripe for judgment.

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Bible Study Notes on Amos 7 – 20171103

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Amos 7:1-3  “…He formed locust swarms…So the LORD relented…” Vision of locust swarms destroying crops and grazing grass.  No crops for the people nor grass for the animals.  Total destruction, but God relents and doesn’t do it.  Some commentaries think the locusts aren’t literal but represent a human army.  Possibility.  Also . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Amos 7 – 20171103

Bible Study Notes on Amos 6 – 20171102

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Amos 6:1  “Woe to you who are at ease in Zion…” Those of higher social standing who built their lives on the oppression of the poor.  No justice for anyone not in their circles.  He’ll mention other aspects of that through this chapter.

1  “…To whom the house of Israel comes” . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Amos 6 – 20171102

Bible Study Notes on Amos 5 – 20171101

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Amos 5:2  “…She will rise no more…” Once the Assyrians came and took Israel away, she was never a nation again.  There were some left, a remnant, as there always is, but the nation of Israel became only what was left in the southern kingdom, Judah.  The tribes of the north . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Amos 5 – 20171101

Bible Study Notes on Amos 4 – 20171030

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Amos 4:1  “…you cows of Bashan…Who say to your husbands…” He’s not mincing words.  Calls the prominent women cows.  Not sure why he used that particular analogy.  Gives me the picture of cattle moving in a herd, stepping on anything and everything, giving no mind to what they’re doing or what . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Amos 4 – 20171030

Bible Study Notes on Amos 3 – 20171027

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Amos 3:2  “You only have I known of all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” Israel was God’s chosen people, the ones whom He chose to work through to bring about the reconciliation of Himself and man.  He didn’t make a backup plan . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Amos 3 – 20171027