Woe to You (Amos Ch 6:1-14)

                                                           WOE TO YOU

Amos 6:1-14


I. THE FIRST OF THE CAPTIVES (vs. 1-8)

a. Who would have been at ease in Israel? _________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

b. What is the point of going and looking at Calneh, Hamath, or Gath? ____________________________________________________________________

(a similar parallel is found in Nahum 3:8-10a)

c. What is intended by “put far off the day of doom?” ________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

d. Does the idleness of Israel sound familiar to a people from another time and place? ____________________________________________________________________

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e. What was to become of the wealthiest / most idle and why? _________________

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II. GODLY FEAR OR TERROR (vs. 9-11)

           a. How severe would the judgment be? ____________________________________

           ____________________________________________________________________

           b. What association with God would the people finally see in their calamity?    

           _____________________________________________________________________

           c. Is there any indication of remorse for sin or just a grief of consequence? ________

           _____________________________________________________________________

           d. Would the large or small houses fare any better than the other? _______________

           _____________________________________________________________________

 

III. BY OUR OWN STRENGTH (vs. 12-14)

a. Lo Debar literally means nothing. How does this portray Israel’s objects of pride? ____________________________________________________________________

b. Karnaim is a play on words meaning strength. Why will these be laughable? ____________________________________________________________________

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c. Who would answer the pride of Israel and how? ___________________________

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IV. APPLICATION: When we begin to fill with pride about being “SELF MADE MEN” or

securing strength by our own doing…what can we learn from Israel’s example and the Lord’s

promises to them? ____________________________________________________________

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