Like a Roaring Lion Amos 8:1-10 1) Even God’s people can be ripe for judgment (8:1-3). · So God offers Amos a vision. He shows him a basket of summer fruit. The Hebrew term for “summer fruit” (qayits) in verse 1 and the word “end” (qets) in the last part of verse 2 are words that sound very much alike in Hebrew. · “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31). Even God’s people can be ripe for judgment. 2) People love gain more than they love God (8:4-6). o But I do wonder how many of us show up or tune in out of duty and not delight. o Deuteronomy 10:18 – “He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.” Even God’s people can be ripe for judgment. People love gain more than they love God. 3) People should prepare; the Day of the Lord is coming (8:7-10). · The people who had been blessed with God’s covenant blessings will experience covenant curses. · Verse 10b – “I will make it like the mourning for an only son and the end of it like a bitter day.” · “The end of it,” that is, God’s wrath, will be like a bitter day. · Do you think it goes without notice in the throne room of Heaven that here on earth we call good what God has called evil and evil what God has called good?