"SLOW TO HEAR GOD'S ROAR"

AMOS 3:1-8

  1. WE ARE TOLD WHY GOD WAS FIXATED ON GETTING THE ATTENTION OF HIS PEOPLE, ISRAEL (3:1-2)
    1. Israel Was The Family That God Had Delivered From Egypt (3:1)
      1. God Had Previously Described That Terrible Scenario As An Iron Furnace
      2. God's Deliverance Of Those People Stands For All Time As The Bench Mark Of God's Grace To That Oppressed And Tortured People
    2. Israel Had Been The Only Nation On The Face Of The Earth That Had Been Uniquely Selected To Be Known And Loved By God (3:2)
      1. They Were Being Singled Out Because Of Their Great Privilege
      2. They Were Therefore Obligated
  2. WE ARE TOLD WHEN THE HAMMER WOULD FALL (3:3-6)
    1. God Communicates The Timing Through A Series Of Questions
      1. God & Amos Had A Previous Arrangement (3:3)
      2. Israel's Punishment Was So Imminent That By The Time Of This Writing It Was Irreversible (3:4-5)
      3. God Is The Almighty Sovereign Over Everything & His Will Is The Thing That Will Prevail (3:6)
    2. How Much Longer Do We Think America Has?