A M O S.
Sinful times are here attended with sorrowful
times, so necessary is the connexion between them; it is threatened
here again and again that the laughter shall be turned into
mourning. I. By the vision of "basket of summer-fruit" is signified
the hastening on of the ruin threatened (ver. 1-3) and that shall change their note.
II. Oppressors are here called to an account for their abusing the
poor; and their destruction is foretold, which will set them a
mourning, ver. 4-10. III.
A famine of the word of God is here made the punishment of a people
that go a whoring after other gods (ver. 11-14); yet for this, which is the
most mournful judgment of all, they are not here brought in