The primary theme of the Book of Amos is the universal justice of God. The Israelites believed that their favored status as the people of God would spare them from His judgment—to the contrary, they would be held more accountable than their neighbors.
Before proclaiming God’s judgment against Judah and Israel, Amos speaks of judgment against six of their neighbors: Damascus, Gaza, Tyre, Edom, the Ammonites, and Moab.
The goal of this message is to study God’s judgment of His own people in this era. Amos 2:6-16 Continue reading “Amos: The Universal Justice Of God” »
Weeping & Gnashing of Teeth
The Lexham Figurative Language of the Bible Glossary: Weeping and gnashing of teeth represents physical and spiritual torment in a place of judgment reserved for those who do not enter the kingdom of God.
Faith of the Centurion
Matthew 8:11-12 “I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12 while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Parable of the Net
Matthew 13:49-50 “So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Continue reading “Weeping & Gnashing Of Teeth” »