Amos 0001 - Lesson 4

Chapter 1 (Continued)

The Coming Judgment (Continued)

  1. THE JUDGMENT UPON PHILISTIA (Amos 1:6-8) (Continued)
    1. The Coming Judgment (Amos 1:7-8) (Continued)
      1. The Lord will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod (Amos 1:8).
        1. Perhaps this was partially accomplished by Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:6-7).
        2. Perhaps this was partially accomplished by Tartan, a man sent by the king of Assyria (Isaiah 20:1).
        3. Yet after this time there was still a remnant in Ashdod (Jeremiah 25:20).
      2. The Lord will cut off him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon (Amos 1:8).
      3. The Lord will turn His hand against Ekron (Amos 1:8).
      4. The remnant of the Philistines shall perish (Amos 1:8).
  2. THE JUDGMENT UPON TYRUS OR TYRE (Amos 1:9-10)
    1. The Call for Judgment (Amos 1:9)
      1. For three transgressions and for four
      2. They delivered up the whole captivity to Edom and remembered not the brotherly covenant.
        1. The relationship of Tyrus or Tyre with the people of God was at its strength in the days of David and Solomon (2 Samuel 5:11; 1 Kings 5:1-10).
        2. Apparently Tyrus was guilty of the same sin as Gaza, which could very well have something to do with slavery (Joel 3:6).
        3. In Ezekiel 26:2, we find Tyrus mocking the people of God.
    2. The Coming Judgment (Amos 1:10)
      1. The Lord will send fire upon the wall of Tyrus.
        1. Isaiah speaks of judgment upon Tyrus (Isaiah 23:1-18).
        2. Jeremiah speaks of judgment upon Tyrus (Jeremiah 25:17-22; Jeremiah 47:1-4).
        3. Ezekiel speaks of judgment upon Tyrus (Ezekiel 26:1-21; Ezekiel 27:1-36; Ezekiel 28:1-19).
          1. Note:  Notice the strong connection between Satan and the prince of Tyrus (Ezekiel 28:2, 12-15).
        4. Joel speaks of judgment upon Tyre (Joel 3:1-8).
        5. Zechariah speaks of judgment upon Tyrus (Zechariah 9:1-4).
        6. The Lord Jesus speaks of judgment upon Tyre (Matthew 11:21-22).
      2. It shall devour the palaces thereof.
  3. THE JUDGMENT UPON EDOM (Amos 1:11-12)
    1. The Call for Judgment (Amos 1:11)
      1. For three transgressions and for four
      2. He pursued his brother with the sword, cast off all pity, his anger tore perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever (Psalm 137:1-9; Obadiah 1:1-21).
        1. Edom sinned by demonstrating violence against Jacob (Obadiah 1:10).
        2. Edom sinned by watching and participating in the captivity of the people of God (Obadiah 1:11).
        3. Edom rejoiced in the captivity of Judah (Obadiah 1:12).
        4. Edom stood in the way so that the people of God could not escape (Obadiah 1:14).
    2. The Coming Judgment (Amos 1:12)
      1. The Lord will send a fire upon Teman.
        1. Edom is named after Esau and was another name given to Esau (Genesis 25:30).
        2. Teman was the name of Eliphaz, the son of Esau (Genesis 36:10-11).
      2. The fire will devour the palaces of Bozrah.
        1. A Bozrah is named as having a connection to the kings of Edom (Genesis 36:31-33).
        2. Apparently at some later date a city was named Bozrah.
      3. Judgment is spoken of often concerning Edom.
        1. Isaiah speaks of judgment concerning Edom (Isaiah 34:1-8; Isaiah 63:1-4).
        2. Jeremiah speaks of judgment concerning Edom (Jeremiah 25:17-21; Jeremiah 49:7-22; Lamentations 4:21-22).
        3. Ezekiel speaks of judgment concerning Edom (Ezekiel 25:12-14).
        4. Joel speaks of judgment concerning Edom (Joel 3:19).
        5. Obadiah speaks of judgment concerning Edom (Obadiah 1:1-21).
        6. Habakkuk speaks of judgment concerning Edom (Habakkuk 3:1-15).
        7. Malachi speaks of judgment concerning Edom (Malachi 1:4).
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26:9

As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.