Bible Study Notes on Micah 1 – 20171112

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 of Judah?  Are they …

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Bible Study Notes on Amos 9 – 20171109

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 God's power over all.  …

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Bible Study Notes on Amos 8 – 20171108

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. 2  "...I will not pass …

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Bible Study Notes on Amos 7 – 20171103

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 seems to me to …

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Bible Study Notes on Amos 6 – 20171102

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" The leaders.  People expect …

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Bible Study Notes on Amos 5 – 20171101

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 didn't disappear completely.  There …

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