A Famine of Hearing

(Amos 8)

Lesson 6 -- third quarter 2011
July 10, 2011

by Mark Roth
© Copyright 2011

Personalize the Scripture

Why was this famine and this thirst upon God's people then?

Do I live in such peril?

What is the disposition of my heart toward God's Word?

Do I chafe at some of its provisions?

Do I look for loopholes in it or detours around it?

What is it like to hunger and thirst after righteousness?

Do I want to experience that kind of gnawing need and desire?

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Even the Strong Shall Faint

"In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst" (Amos 8:13).

This fainting results from not having the Word of God.

The Jews went through that. And it needn't have been.

But never mind them. What about me?

When I deprive myself of God's Word, I shall faint spiritually.

No matter how strong I am now. No matter how healthy I have been. No matter how seasoned in the faith I am.

That verse reminds me of Isaiah 40:30. Here's 31:

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint."

This concludes my comments based on the alternate lesson developed by Christian Light Publications. To read my comments on the passage for the International Bible Study, click here: Help Is on the Way.

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