Amos and Obadiah, Questions and Answers
✍️🐣 The 📖of Amos
Q. What is a name God used for Himself in the Book of Amos?
A. Amos 8:7 = “Pride of Israel.”
Q. Why does the earth sometimes shake?
A. Amos 8:8 = It becomes unstable from the weight of sin.
Q. Did God’s people get to hear the Word in the Law and the Prophets in Amos’ time?
A. Amos 8:11 = Yes. As well as living prophets who spoke to them.
Q. What is it like to not have God’s Word, once you’ve had it?
A. Amos 8:11-13 = It’s like a famine: You long for it; you grow faint and weary, thirsting for the Lord’s Word.
👉The Israelites wouldn’t know wht they had until it was gone. Even the worst of them will miss God’s Word!
Q. Judgment was delayed because of Amos’ prayers. But it happened later, didn’t it?
A. Yes. Israel and Judah both fell. The Bible was still a work in progress and the survivor descendants of that fall are with us today.
Q. Did everyone die who was supposed to die in the fall of God’s nation?
A. Amos 9:2-4 = Yes. Not even the most clever escape artist survived if he was destined to fall.
Q. What are the heavens to God?
A. Amos 9:6 = The upper stories of God’s house.
Q. What is the earth’s surface to God?
A. Amos 9:6 = The foundation of God’s house.
Q. Where does rain come from?
A. Amos 9:6 = God draws it up from the oceans and pours it down as rain on the land.
Q. Who else in history did God free from slavery?
A. Amos 9:7 = The Philistines were freed from Crete (Caphtor) and the Arameans (Abraham’s people) were freed from Kir.
Q. How does God see all Jewish people?
A. Amos 9:8 = As “The family of Israel.”
Q. Are captivity, slavery and persecution testing times?
A. Amos 9:9-10 = Yes!
Q. How does God describe a time of hardship?
A. Amos 9:9-10 = We are grain sifted through a sieve. True believers, true kernels are never lost.
👉 God’s church goes through times of testing. He knows how to grow it up, the hidden toxic things that need exposure, and wants believers to always keep their eyes up. Sometimes pastors ask members to leave. They are concerned for the kingdom of God and won’t knowingly let someone who disrespects God’s plan stay and bear rotten fruit in the congregatin. Why go to church if you don’t hve reverence for God and His message to mankind? Be true to God. Know His Word, do the mission. Bless, bless, bless!
Q. How big will Israel be in the future?
A. Amos 9:11-12 = Israel will possess Edom and all the nations God has called to be His.
Q. What precedes the Jews’ worldwide return to Israel?
A. Amos 9:11 =
1) Israel’s restoration
3) Grain and grapes that grow faster than they can be harvested.
Q. And after the Jews’ return?
A. Amos 9:15 = God will finally plant them there, never to be uprooted again.
Q. When was the Book of Obadiah written?
A. Either 840 or 586 B.C.
Q. What sets Obadiah apart from the rest of the Bible?
A. It is the shortest book of the Bible.
Q. What does it cover?
A. The continuing dispute between Jacob/Israel and Esau.
👉 Herod descended from Esau.
Q. Did Obadiah see a vision?
A. Obadiah 1 = Yes.
Q. Who did this vision concern?
A. Obadiah 1 = Edom
✍️🐣Mrs. Kalaiselvi Balakrishnan in Jesus Christ🐣✍️