Have you ever studied the book of Amos? Me either. I’ve read through it with my Bible reading plans, of course, but never paused to consider it much more than that.
I daresay there aren’t many pastors who have tackled the book, either. In fact, it often seems to me that a great many pastors largely ignore the Old Testament. Sure, they love to preach the Psalms or Proverbs, but the minor prophets? Rarely.
And yet, is not the whole of Scripture profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, in order to equip us for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17)? Why, then, are so many of these books neglected in our pulpits? After all, the Scripture about which Paul spoke in those verses to Timothy would have primarily been the Old Testament. It’s something for us to think about.
Back to Amos—I’ve been listening to Alistair Begg preach through this book and have been thoroughly enjoying the teaching. I encourage you to listen if you have time in your podcast/sermon schedule. But, don’t forget to also leave time to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- Stuff like this never happens to me.
- Hm, it’s not a bad idea.
- Yep, this is true.
- Thoughts on spiritual disciplines.
- We don’t just need Malachi, we need the whole of Scripture.
- Do you know Anne Dutton?
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
- Fuzzy, but not adorable.
- The autumnal equinox was Monday. What do you know about it?
- This looks like an interesting read.
We can never reflect too much on God’s grace.Sinclair Ferguson