Edwin Pope | April 7, 2000
The people of ancient Israel (descendants of the 12 sons of Jacob) were a people who were chosen by God for a special purpose. However, they turned against God, becoming self-centered, covetous, and inflicting social injustice. Amos brought a warning message from God about their impending punishment if they didn’t repent and change their ways. There is a parallel lesson for true Christians today, who are called “the Israel of God.” Judgment is now on us and we must repent and to turn to Him before it is too late.