This is Daniel Whyte III with The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #410, where I read the Word of God and give the sense of it based on an authoritative commentary source such as the Bible Knowledge Commentary. This podcast is based upon Nehemiah 8:8 where it says Ezra and the Levites “read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” The aim of this podcast is that through the simple reading of the Word of God and the giving of the sense of it, the church would be revived and the world would be awakened.
Today we are reading Amos 1:7-8.
7 But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:
8 And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ash-dod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ash-ke-lon, and I will turn mine hand against Ek-ron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord God.
That was Amos 1:7-8. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
For this sin, the Philistine cities would be completely annihilated—buildings, king, and people. God would turn His hand against them till the last of the Philistines was dead. This judgment was partially fulfilled in the subjugation of the Philistines to the Assyrians later in the eighth century b.c., and more completely during the Mac-ca-be-an period. Sovereign Lord occurs 19 times in Amos, but only 5 other times in all the Minor Prophets. That title stresses both His lordship and His covenant relationship with His people.
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