Amos Six: Priorities

It took me a little effort to find something in this chapter that I understood, let alone that spoke to me. The verses seemed a bit disjointed, with imagery and references that didn’t jump out to me for reflection. The one verse that I chose to explore read as follows: “Those who rejoice over a thing of nought, who say, ‘With our strength we have taken horns for ourselves (Amos 6:13).'” This verse seems to be referencing people who focus on inconsequential issues as matters of great priority. Their perspectives are off, as they don’t see the larger picture of events and cause/effect that said events are part of. While it’s often easier to focus on tiny, nitty-gritty details, true growth and appreciation can only come from an embrace of the larger whole.


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