This is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International with The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #461, 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 5:21-22.
21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
That was Amos 5:21-22. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
God’s burning anger was directed mostly against Israel’s religious hypocrisy. He hated, He despised (the repetition indicates vehemence and passion) their religious feasts—the three pilgrimage festivals of Unleavened Bread, Harvest (Weeks), and Ingathering (Tabernacles) which were celebrated annually at the sanctuary. He could not stand the offerings of their assemblies. Though they continually brought Him burnt offerings and grain offerings, He would not accept them as legitimate sacrifices. Though they brought choice fellowship offerings, He would have no regard for or awareness of them. He loathed every part of their religious worship.
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