Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 334

From Handbook to God’s Promises

GOD’S WORDS ARE ETERNAL AND UNCHANGING

Amos 1:2: Fruit and Faithfulness

Like the prophet Joel (see Joel 3:16), Amos refers to God as a roaring lion. But unlike Joel, Amos does not conclude this metaphor by portraying the Lord as a refuge. Rather, he speaks of the judgment accompanying the roar and thunder of God. Mount Carmel symbolizes a beautiful and fruitful place that withers under God’s wrath. We will also find ourselves accountable to the righteous judgment of God if we refuse to obey His word.