Amos: Tribal Identity Is Not Enough – Curran Bishop
Continuing our overview of the Bible, we come to Amos, addressing the Northern Kingdom of Israel, during a period of economic and political prosperity.  But in their prosperity, the Israelites were not taking seriously their mission to be a picture to the nations of the beauty of holiness, but were abusing the poor and the weak members of society while grasping for everything they could for themselves, and believing their status as God’s covenant people would protect them from His judgement.  Amos warns them of the reality of God’s Judgement, which will come against their injustice; but also tells them that God will redeem His true people from among them.  Amos calls the Church today to be a model of justice as the attractive community of God’s goodness and holiness.