Listen: Israel, Hosea Amos, David Levy discussed on The Friends of Israel Today
"During during the forty years you spent in the wilderness family of israel you will pick up your images of sick kothe your king and key union star guide which you made for yourselves look at this as as the lord is using amos to speak look at this injustice of false worship to god as as one commentator put it. He says this false worship arises from sinful lives is worse than unacceptable to the lord that these israelites relight think about this. This is what is accusing them of. He's accusing them of hollowing out true worship of god and really <unk> only leaving the ritual aspects of it. Yes they came for the mandatory. Festivals the passover feast of cheviot the feast of tabernacles yes yes they offered up sacrifices regularly but god says he rejects them he he even would reject the peace offering which is a fellowship offering shows the relational breakdown between the israelites and god that god was even unwilling to fellowship with them in authentic worship is an injustice in god's ads is because see true worship wouldn't simply manifest itself in offering sacrifices are singing songs see true worship is revealed in obedience wants to the lord that the way we love god should reflect itself in the way we love and treat those around us. It's the reason in the middle of judging israel israel for an authentic worship. The lord says justice must flow like torrents of water righteous actions like a stream that never dries up friends and what god is saying here through his prophets amos's you cannot enact justice unless it's connected to obedience in following god god everyone who talks about doing justice bringing justice being people of justice are just talking a good talk 'cause he true changing justice can only happen been when it's in accordance with obedience to the lord and these israelites are going through the motions. They're just enjoying life. They're doing their due diligence login when it comes to worship him believing god is pleased while god saying he's not pleased and israel is on the fast track to judgement for neglecting what true worship is see true justice starts first with god and when we return i i wanna take this concept of justice and bring it now into the church search in our lives as believers so be sure to stick around <music> <music> the minor prophets are a treasure trove of practical truths and timeless messages that speak to the human condition during the eighth century b._c. Hosea amos and mica warned that the jewish people's rejection of god would surely bring his judgment in his book. The ruin and restoration of israel david levy paints a moving picture of god's deep love for his people and the hope of their restoration."