Sunday Preview | July 22

Sunday Preview | July 22

This Week’s Scripture Passage:

Doom to those who desire the day of the Lord!  Why do you want the day of the Lord?  It is darkness, not light; as if someone fled from a lion and was met by a bear; or sought refuge in a house, rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten by a snake.  Isn’t the day of the Lord darkness, not light; all dark with no brightness in it?  I hate, I reject your festivals; I don’t enjoy your joyous assemblies.  If you bring me your entirely burned offerings and gifts of food— I won’t be pleased; I won’t even look at your offerings of well-fed animals.  Take away the noise of your songs; I won’t listen to the melody of your harps.

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.  Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, house of Israel?  You will take up Sakkuth your king, and Kaiwan your star-god, your images, which you made for yourselves.  Therefore, I will take you away beyond Damascus, says the Lord, whose name is the God of heavenly forces.

Amos 5:18-27  (Common English Bible)


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