This is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International with The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #503, 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 9:13.
13 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
That was Amos 9:13. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
The days are coming when God will remove all curses and restore covenant blessings to the land. Instead of drought and famine, there will be unending prosperity. Instead of the turmoil of war, there will be unbroken peace which will enable Israel to enjoy the fruit of her labor. Instead of the fear of exile, Israel will confidently defend herself from every foe and remain in the land. In the days when God restores Israel, the land will be so productive that the plowman who starts in October will have to wait for the reaper who should have finished in May. The one who treads grapes in July will find the planter still sowing new seed into the ground broken by the long-delayed plowman. The grapes will hang so heavy in the mountain vineyards that the hills will drip and flow with new wine. So much juice will drip from the vines or overflow from the vats that the mountains will appear from a distance to be “dissolving” as softened mud will ooze down the slopes.
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