Faithlife Verse of the Day


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Amos 3:8

3:8 A lion has roared!10 Who is not afraid?

The sovereign Lord has spoken! Who can refuse to prophesy?11

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10sn The roar of the lion is here a metaphor for impending judgment (see 1:2; cf. 3:412). Verses 7–8 justify Amos’ prophetic ministry and message of warning and judgment. The people should expect a prophetic message prior to divine action.
11sn Who can refuse to prophesy? When a message is revealed, the prophet must speak, and the news of impending judgment should cause people to fear

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