September 14, 2019 | Prophetic Justice in Amos, Part 2

Amos’ Warning on Spiritual Complacency

We are continuing our series in the book of Amos, looking at true biblical justice. As we learned last week, justice is close to the heart of God. This week Chris takes us into the economic climate of Israel. Spoiler alert: It was GOOD! During this time of wealth and prosperity, the rich were getting richer but it was on the backs of the poor. The breakdown was not the wealth but how they were getting rich. 

There was a complacency with the rich in Israel and Judah and no one was calling out their sin. That is where Amos came in. Listen to how Amos tries to wake Israel up to the injustice they were allowing. Like last week, this will not only give you a glimpse into some of our own lives but also into the heart of God.

If you missed Part 1 of this series, Listen Here

The Ruin and Restoration of Israel

By David M. Levy

In his book, The Ruin and Restoration of Israel, David Levy paints a moving picture of God’s deep love for the Jewish people as he walks through the books of Hosea, Amos, and Micah.


Apples of Gold: From Silence and Sorrow to Joyful Singing

Zvi visited his mother-in-law in the hospital. As he looked around, he saw so many faces full of sorrow and hopelessness, people who were just waiting to die. He realized the opportunity he had to reach a hurting group of people in need of the truth of God’s Word. Though the people knew the Old Testament, their hearts were just waiting to be opened to the true glory of God’s Word. Hear how Zvi brought hope to many people who had been seeking it for so long.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

Comments 1

  1. Given what I see and hear in today’s churches I am of the opinion that too much emphasis has been placed on those who are considered financially wealthy, always putting the wealthy in a negative light while at the same time glorifying, falsely, the “poor”. God instructed quite clearly that neither the rich nor the poor are above justice. He instructs that they are to be treated equally, the world has not done that and as a result it has encouraged the “poor” to sin. Greed drives them, a greed that leads to every kind of sin in order to obtain their goal , while the world turns a blind eye to their sin and continues to condemn the rich. Not a good place to be, not a place God instructed us to go.

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