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Read Amos 8:4-7

Tuesday

Read Amos 8:4-7

    4 You people crush those in need
and wipe out the poor.
    5 You say to yourselves,
“How much longer before the end
of the New Moon Festival?
When will the Sabbath be over?
Our wheat is ready,
and we want to sell it now.
We can’t wait to cheat
and charge high prices
for the grain we sell.
We will use dishonest scales
    6      and mix dust in the grain.
Those who are needy and poor
don’t have any money.
We will make them our slaves
for the price
of a pair of sandals.”
    7 I, the Lord, won’t forget
any of this,
though you take great pride
in your ancestor Jacob. 

Think

Eugene Peterson translates verse 4-6: “Listen to this, you who walk over the weak, you who treat the poor people as less than nothing…”
How have you been a victim of injustice?  How does it feel to hear that God is keeping tabs on what people are up to?
How have you been a perpetrator of injustice?

Pray

Lord I’m very aware of when people are unfair to me, but not very aware of when I am unfair to others.  Help me to see more clearly.


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