Amos 9* The ruin of Israel. (1-10) The restoration of the Jews and thegospel blessing. (11-15)1-10 The prophet, in vision, saw the Lord standing upon theidolatrous altar at Bethel. Wherever sinners flee from God'sjustice, it will overtake them. Those whom God brings to heavenby his grace, shall never be cast down; but those who seek toclimb thither by vain confidence in themselves, will be castdown and filled with shame. That which makes escape impossibleand ruin sure, is, that God will set his eyes upon them forevil, not for good. Wretched must those be on whom the Lordlooks for evil, and not for good. The Lord would scatter theJews, and visit them with calamities, as the corn is shaken in asieve; but he would save some from among them. The astonishingpreservation of the Jews as a distinct people, seems hereforetold. If professors make themselves like the world, God willlevel them with the world. The sinners who thus flatterthemselves, shall find that their profession will not protectthem. 11-15 Christ died to gather together the children of God thatwere scattered abroad, here said to be those who were called byhis name. The Lord saith this, who doeth this, who can do it,who has determined to do it, the power of whose grace is engagedfor doing it. Verses #13-15| may refer to the early times ofChristianity, but will receive a more glorious fulfilment in theevents which all the prophets more or less foretold, and may beunderstood of the happy state when the fulness both of the Jewsand the Gentiles come into the church. Let us continue earnestin prayer for the fulfilment of these prophecies, in the peace,purity, and the beauty of the church. God marvellously preserveshis elect amidst the most fearful confusions and miseries. Whenall seems desperate, he wonderfully revives his church, andblesses her with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. Andgreat shall be the glory of that period, in which not one goodthing promised shall remain unfulfilled.
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