June 3, 2022: Day 118 – Amos 6-9 and Obadiah 1 and Proverbs 10

The prophet Amos finishes his words on the ruin and destruction of both the norther and southern kingdoms.  We find the example of a plumb line that will be used to measure the people of Israel and it is obvious that they do not measure up.  There is also a basket of ripe fruit that is used as a metaphor that the time has come to destroy both Israel and Judah because they have been so unfaithful.  But at the end of this prophecy we do see that Israel will one day be restored and the tent will be restored and Israel will be replanted in their own land once again.

Obadiah is a short little prophecy, hence the term minor prophet, and it describes the destruction of the people of Esau.  The people of Esau were the Edomites and while not one of the twelve tribes, they were still relatives of Abraham and so connected in some way to the people of Israel.  Their destruction is assured in this prophecy.

Proverbs 10 once again gives us this ying and yang of wisdom and foolishness.  Since the land is so crucial to Israel the statement in vs.30 is pretty critical: “The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.”

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