Amos 7.1-2 This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: He was preparing swarms of locusts after the king’s share had been harvested and just as the second crop was coming up. When they had stripped the land clean, I cried out, ‘Sovereign Lord, forgive! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!’
Thought of the day: One thing that strikes me about this passage is the utter sense of desperation expressed by Amos. He knew the Jewish people would not be able to survive the coming judgment. He knew that their hope rested in God and God alone.
Notice how Amos described God as the “Sovereign Lord”. As Sovereign, He has no superior or equal. He answers to no one. Notice Amos described Jacob (Israel) as “small”. It seems to me that there are many in our culture who would disagree with Amos. We see God as small and act as if we are sovereign. This philosophy is not only unfortunate, it is damnable. Don’t wait for the threat of a catastrophe to bring you to your knees and remind you of your absolute dependence on Almighty God. Always remember that God is bigger than us and smarter than us. Let’s live like it.