This is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International with The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #460, 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 5:20.
20 Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
That was Amos 5:20. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
The day of the Lord, Amos repeated, would be a day of darkness, not light, a day of pitch-dark gloom, without a ray of brightness or hint of hope. The Old Testament prophets spoke of another brighter “day of the Lord,” a day after the exile, when a chastened and impoverished remnant returned to the land, a day when God will restore His people’s fortunes and turn their hearts toward Him.
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