This is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International with The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #422, 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 or Matthew Henry 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 2:7.
7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name:
That was Amos 2:7. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
Amos’ second accusation against Israel was that legal procedures were being perverted to exploit the poor. Contrary to the covenant commands, the courts had gone into collusion with the creditors and were denying justice to the oppressed. This oppression was so terrible and painful it was like trampling on their heads. The third crime is that father and son were having sexual intercourse with the same girl, either a temple prostitute or a servant taken as a concubine. By such promiscuity the men were showing their disregard for the Lord of the covenant and were profaning His holy name. God’s “name” spoke of His character and His unique commitment to Israel. To flaunt His commandments openly was to mock His character and to disdain His special place in their lives.
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