Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO AMOS 3\\

In this chapter the prophet goes on with his prophecy against Israel,
whom God had highly favoured, and yet sinned against him, and therefore
must expect to be punished by him; and the rather, since he and they
were not agreed; and therefore there could be no communion between
them, \\#Am 3:1-3\\; and by various similes are set forth the cause of
divine judgments, the certain design of them, and their continuance,
till the end is answered; which should be attended to, since every
thing of this kind is of God, who giving his prophets notice of it,
they are under an absolute necessity of declaring it; nor should they
be blamed for it, \\#Am 3:4-8\\; and even the Heathen nations are appealed
unto as witnesses of the sins of Israel, that caused such a
denunciation of wrath; their tumults, oppression, injustice, violence,
and robbery, \\#Am 3:9,10\\; wherefore an adversary is threatened to be
sent among them, that should utterly destroy them, so that few should
escape, \\#Am 3:11,12\\; particularly their idolatry and luxury seem to
have been reigning sins, which had a great hand in bringing on their
rum, and for which the Lord would punish them, \\#Am 3:13-15\\.