Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Sermon

Today's sermon will not be mine, though that may happen soon. No, today let's look at a Scripture that is not preached anywhere near often enough. When it is, most of the time it is to try and explain why the author didn't really mean it. Right.


Hear this, you who trample upon the needy
and destroy the poor of the land!
"When will the new moon be over," you ask,
"that we may sell our grain,
and the sabbath, that we may display the wheat?
We will diminish the ephah,
add to the shekel,
and fix our scales for cheating!
We will buy the lowly man for silver,
and the poor man for a pair of sandals;
even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!"
The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Never will I forget a thing they have done!

Amos 8: 4 - 7


Presented without comment. He who hath an ear to hear, let him hear.

Respectfully Yours,



Shrinky said...


lime said...

aw come on, you left out the part where the prophet calls the highly adorned wealthy women fat cows.

pretty straightforward bit of text. needs no real commentary.

thank you

Suldog said...

Yeah, but what does Andy have to say about it?

Sorry. Growing up, the only person I ever heard of with the name "Amos" was the character from the old-time radio show (yes, I grew up occasionally listening to "Amos 'n Andy", which probably explains a lot) so whenever I heard about the scriptural Amos, I automatically thought "Andy".

Yup. That's my contribution to this conversation. Sort of sad, but true.