Tuesday, June 23, 2015

On 6-28-15, Amos 8:1-6, 9-10 will be our Adult Sunday School/ Uniform Series/ International Sunday School Lesson, herein is my commentary. This lesson is known by some as God Will Never Forget

God Will Never Forget
Amos 8:1-6, 9-10
June 28, 2015

Jed Greenough

Time, in spite of the fact or maybe because God is timeless I think about Him and time.

We see it in Galatians 4:4 that “…when the time had fully come, God sent His Son…” and then as Romans 5:6 says at just the right time that Son died for us.

Today in Amos we see an example in the ripe fruit that the time was ripe and Israel will be spared no longer.

The day is accompanied by bodies flung everywhere which certainly gives us a great deal of imagery with very little effort.

So what is the lesson for us?  Most of us who study these scriptures are aware that God’s patience though great does run out.  That God levies a heavy penalty when the time runs out with the patience.

Maybe our lesson this week is how close we are now ourselves to running out of time.

I know how I have experience in seeing the greatest blessed country ever turn from He who blessed them.  In hearing a message through out the land that has very little to do with the gospel message.  In witnessing the building up of vileness and calling it good.

The darkness is no longer afraid of the light.

For some time now, maybe I should say quite a while, I have considered the not included scripture from Amos 8 to be for us today.

“The days are coming declares the Sovereign Lord, when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or thirst for water,  but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.  Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord but they will not find it.”

I believe this but yet I know for anyone of us the sand can run out of our hour glass at any time.  For those who are saved it might not matter but for those who will have less and less chance to hear the true word of God it does and that should matter to us.  It is all about time.

“For He says, In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.  I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”  2 Corinthians 6:2

For Discussion:

Discuss your favorite scriptures that relate to God and time.
Discuss examples of God’s patience running out.
Discuss God’s patience.
Discuss the warnings that God gives.
Discuss the messages that are prevalent in the church today.
Discuss how ripe we are at this time.

Upcoming Lessons

7-5-15      No Rest for the Wicked     Micah 2:4-11

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved

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