A M O S.
In this chapter we have, I. A sinful people
studying to put a slight upon God's threatenings and to make them
appear trivial, confiding in their privileges and pre-eminences
above other nations (ver. 2,
3), and their power (ver.
13), and wholly addicted to their pleasures, ver. 4-6. II. A serious prophet
studying to put a weight upon God's threatenings and to make them
appear terrible, by setting forth the severity of those judgments
that were coming upon these sensualists (ver. 7), God's abhorring them, and abandoning
them and theirs to death (ver.
8-11), and bringing utter desolation upon them, since
they would not be wrought upon by the methods he had taken for
their conviction, ver.