September 21, 2019 | Prophetic Justice in Amos, Part 3

God’s View on Wealth

We are continuing our series in the book of Amos. We have been learning that justice is close to the heart of God. Looking at Israel from the outside in the time of Amos, one would believe God was blessing them. They had abundant wealth and peace throughout the land. So what was the problem? If you take a closer look, those who had great wealth were obtaining it by mistreating the poor and innocent. And it was because of this injustice that God sent judgment to the people of Israel.

This begs the question: Does God hate wealth? Chris will take a closer look at the intentions of the wealthy and how it is simply a heart issue. We’ll see how God acknowledges different economic structures when he gives his instruction on sacrifices in Leviticus. Looking at these Old Testament passages gives us a glimpse into the heart of God. He is kind and just. He hates the proud and gives grace to the humble. We’re certain this lesson will leave you examining your actions to those with less. Remember, biblical justice is not about equal outcome, it’s deeper and more personal than that, it’s about your spiritual condition.

If you missed Part 1 of this series, Listen Here

If you missed Part 2, Listen Now

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: You Have Never Seen the Light

As Zvi was walking home, he happened to take a different route. He walked through the most religious area in Jerusalem. There he saw three young religious men gambling on the street. When he confronted them, they started heckling him. An elderly rabbi came up and asked Zvi to come with him. As Zvi and the rabbi talked, Zvi was able to share his beliefs. Like Nicodemus, the rabbi hungered for God’s Word. Listen how God used Zvi to speak the Truth of God in this rabbi’s life.

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.

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