Salt and Light
If Christians do not live out the Beatitudes, the world becomes putrid and infected. Christians are called to be antiseptic.
Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness
Biblically, righteousness is conformity to God's norms.
The Light of His Countenance
The world turns justice on its head, but God sets apart His covenant people and watches over them.
God's Righteous Judgments
Patience means recognizing that there can be no peace without judgment.
The Real Holy War
A holy war is underway in our lives and we are either on one side or the other. We are either aiding and abetting the enemy, or God.
Home Truths: God has No Favourites
God judges gentile nations not only for harming His people, but for violations of His covenant standards. In Amos, the latter is the emphasis. Israel had begun to understand their election as arbitrary favouritism, abandoning the significance of God's covenant.