The outcome of living by any standard other than the LORD’s Word is just judgement.
We ought to always remember that pride is actually opposition to the LORD Himself.
The LORD holds His people accountable for being unaware of the reality around them.
Doing the ‘right things’ does not equal being right.
Are we listening to the clear wisdom of Biblical lamentation?
Be watchful to escape the snares of being self-centered — self-absorption, self-deception; self-reliance. For ignoring God’s disciplinary acts and His calls to repentance leads to a final sentence of disaster.
God expects a higher degree of obedience and moral living from his chosen people than from other nations, so he punishes his people more severely for their sins.
God’s own people cannot escape judgment when they forget Him, His teachings, and all He has done for them and practice injustice, immorality and false religion.
Our outrage about the sins of others is often God’s gracious warning to us.
The book of Amos is a reminder that God speaks even when we aren’t listening.