This week we’re continuing our series in the Old Testament book of Amos. So far, we’ve seen a complacent Israel (the northern kingdom) confronted by a prophet from Judah (the southern kingdom) telling them that God’s not happy with them. In fact, he’s warned them time and time again, through prophets, through drought, through military invasion – to the point where the next thing that happens is destruction.
Here in chapters 5 and 6, Amos outlines the case against Israel, and further describes the coming destruction. We’ll look at these two chapters over two days, but thematically rather than line-by-line, as Amos tends to repeat himself a bit. Today, we focus on the charges against Israel.