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Read Amos 6:1 and 4-7


Read Amos 6:1 and 4-7

How terrible it will be for you that have such an easy life in Zion and for you that feel safe in Samaria—you great leaders of this great nation Israel, you to whom the people go for help!

4 How terrible it will be for you that stretch out on your luxurious couches, feasting on veal and lamb! 5 You like to compose songs, as David did, and play them on harps. 6 You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest perfumes, but you do not mourn over the ruin of Israel. 7 So you will be the first to go into exile. Your feasts and banquets will come to an end.

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society


The northern tribes had been taken by the Assyrians; yet the people in Judah (in Zion) verse 1; continued to live in luxury and comfort.  They are in trouble according to the prophet because they do not 'mourn over the ruin of Israel'.  


Lord help me to be moved to mourn for what is broken in the world; and from my mourning bring a passion to bring healing and wholeness.

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